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A decade of Saif Ali Khan’s Race: 5 reasons why the Abbas-Mustan film still thrills

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Director duo Abbas and Mustan are known for their thrillers, usually with an element of suspense. Race (2008) became something of a turning point in the career of the brothers. Not just because the film became a hit — they had delivered many hits already — but also because they raised the bar for crafting and narrating an Abbas-Mustan thriller. From here on, they have maintained the style.

The film starring Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy was released exactly 10 years ago on 21 March 2008 (how time flies).

On the tenth anniversary of Race, we bring you five reasons why the film worked at the box office and is still fondly remembered.

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This is why Saif Ali Khan rejected Race 3 despite having starred in first two films

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on August 31, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The third instalment of the Race franchise will not see Saif Ali Khan and the reason is quite justifiable.

After wrapping up Ali Abbas Zafar’ Tiger Zinda Hai shoot, Salman Khan will begin filming Race 3. The third instalment of the Race franchise will see Jacqueline Fernandez opposite the superstar and will be helmed by Remo D’Souza.

However, unlike the first two films that starred Saif Ali Khan, Race 3 will not see the Nawab of Pataudi.

According to reports, the makers had approached Saif for a parallel lead along with Salman but the Rangoon actor refused it.

Buzz is that Saif didn’t want to play a second lead given that he had been the hero of the first two films. “He was the hero of the franchise. Suddenly, why would he want to be the second lead to Salman,” a source said.

Meanwhile, reports have been doing the rounds that Race 3 will be bigger and better than its previous instalments. The story will take a huge leap and the makers plan to make the car chase, action stunts sequences much interesting than the first two films of the franchise.

Interestingly, Race 3 is likely to be made in 3D and if the report turns out to be true, Salman will become the first Khan of Bollywood to do a 3D movie. “The plan is to make Race 3 in 3D format. That’s going to be huge because India has never witnessed an action film with an A-list actor in this format before. The crazy action and the car chases and stunts in the format should be interesting,” another source said.

Will Saif Ali Khan be part of Race 3?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Salman Khan is on an-all time career high after delivering his 10th Rs 100-crore film – ‘Sultan’. The star, who is currently shooting for the hit reality show ‘Bigg Boss 10’, will soon head to Ladakh to begin shooting for Kabir Khan’s war drama ‘Tubelight’. But what after that?

Reports state that the actor will replace Saif Ali Khan in ‘Race 3’. Salman has allegedly read the script and is keen on signing the project on the dotted line sooner than expected. If rumours are to be believed then the star will hop on board within the next few days. We know that Sallu will star in brother Arbaaz Khan’s ‘Dabangg 3’ which goes on floors mid-2017. If the actor does sign on ‘Race 3’, it will be refreshing to see him crank up the engines and play the bad guy after depicting a string of simple and loveable characters in films like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and ‘Sultan’.

Producer Ramesh Taurani confirms that Salman Khan is NOT replacing Saif Ali Khan in Race 3

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

Rumors were rife that Salman Khan will replace Saif Ali Khan in the third installment of the ‘Race’ franchise; however the rumors turn out to be false. Producer Ramesh Taurani spoke about it and revealed that Salman is not replacing Saif.

Salman was touted to play a grey character in the movie and reports also suggested that he is strongly willing to play that particular character in ‘Race 3’. However, we will have to wait for some time to see superstar Salman playing a negative role.

Is Salman Khan replacing Saif Ali Khan in Race 3?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on August 2, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

The latest buzz is that Salman Khan, the Sultan of Bollywood whose stars are on the ascendant, has already read the script of Race 3 and is likely to sign on dotted lines in the next few days. Salman Khan, who has been on a success spree at the box office with his super hit flicks like Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, etc., will replace Chhote Nawab Saif Ali Khan in the third version of the famous franchise.

The makers want the latest craze in the town to be the part of their Race 3 and Salman Khan is not averse to the idea, considering the fact that the Race series has been a rocking success at the box office so far.

The official announcement in this regard is expected soon as Salman Khan will have to start shooting for Race 3 after the completion of Kabir Khan’s ambitious project Tubelight, which has already taken off in Ladakh.

Unseen promotional photo of Saif Ali Khan for Race 2

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

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‘Race 3’ Likely To Go On Floors Next Year – will Saif Ali Khan be there?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on July 5, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

The makers of Race 3 say work on the third installment is in progress and promised the film will be grander and bigger than the first two parts in terms of style and action.

Race is a series of action-thriller films with great story plot, stylised action sequences, lust, love and exotic locations. Both “Race” and Race 2, directed by Abbas Mustan, have done well commercially.

“We are working on the script with our team writers. In two-three months we should be ready. The film might go on floors this year or early next year,” Kumar Taurani, producer of Race series, said.

Both the films have had an ensemble cast but apart from Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan the entire cast have been different.

Asked about the actors in Race 3, he said “casting depends on script. It is too early to talk whether any of the actors would be repeated in the third part or not.”

Besides Race 3, Taurani also plans to turn 1998 hit film Soldier into a franchise. The action-thriller, directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced by Taurani, had Raakhee, Bobby Deol and Preity Zinta in the lead.

“Soldier has a great story line which can be taken ahead with Girish (Taurani’s actor son). We are yet to zero in on the story (for the second installment,” Taurani said.