Did Salman Khan Almost Co-Direct 'Race 3'?: 10 Unknown Facts About The Action Thriller

Did Salman Khan Almost Co-Direct 'Race 3'?: 10 Unknown Facts About The Action Thriller

'Race 3' is this year's big Eid release starring Salman Khan. His presence is larger than life in the film. Here are some interesting facts about the film
Did Salman Khan Almost Co-Direct 'Race 3'?: 10 Unknown Facts About The Action Thriller

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1.     Salman Khan was the last one to get on board.  Producer Ramesh Taurani was  planning Race 3 with the  original  leading man  Saif Ali Khan  supported  by Anil Kapoor and a new Race recruit, probably Vidyut Jamwal. But then Salman stepped in. Everything changed.

2.     Suddenly Taurani’s film was  bigger than ever before. Salman not only agreed to step in as leading man. He  also came on board as  co-producer. It is being whispered  in the film  trade that Salman has  almost a 100  per cent stake  in Race 3 while Taurani is  only a paper producer.

3.     It was Salman who  got rid of  the original Race directors Abbas-Mustan. Ever since  Salman turned down Abbas-Mustan’s Baazigar—the role that aggrandized  Shah Rukh’s stardom—Salman has been systematically snubbing  Abbas-Mustan’s offers. For Race  3  Salman wanted Remo d’Souza as director. What Salman  wants Salman gets.  Taurani  quickly complied.

4.     Remo was  not the only one  Salman got on board  for Race 3.  Leading lady  Jacqueline Fernandez was  also Salman’s idea. With co-star Jacqueline, Salman was committed  to do a dance  film with Remo which  he ultimately  opted out of. When Salman came on  board for Race  3 he invited both  Remo and Jacqueline to join him. Daisy Shah, another Salman groupie, was also given a role.

5.     Bobby Deol last seen  with his father and brother in  Yamla Pagla Deewana 2  four years ago was roped in by Salman personally. Salman has taken  charge  of Bobby’s makeover .It is being said in Salman’s  circle that Bobby will be signed  for a role in  Salman’s next starrer Bharat as well.

6.     Saif Ali Khan who didn’t get a call for this Race franchise got a call from  Salman before being ousted. Not that Salman was seeking clearance. He  just wanted to inform the outgoing actor of the developments.  Of course, of course.

7.      Salman called  the shots  on the sets while Remo  happily complied with the  ‘suggestions’. Salman has allegedly been sitting on the film’s editing too. One  hears Taurani offered to bill Salman as  co-director.

8.     Anil Kapoor who has been a constant part  of  the  Race franchise was reluctant  to  come on board this time. “With Salman around what will I do?” Anil was heard asking aloud.  It was only when Salman  assured Anil of ample screen time that he agreed .

9.     In Race 2 Anil had to mouth  double meaning dialogues.  This time he had  nothing to worry  about. Salman’s presence  in insurance  against  vulgarity. Race 3 will ooze glamour. But not cheesy  glamour.

10.  Taurani  is already  planning Race 4 with Salman and  Bobby.