Salman Khan to play negative role in Race 3: Ramesh Taurani confirms

Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will play a role with “completely grey” shades, Ramesh Taurani, the producer of the soon to be announced ‘Race 3’, has confirmed.

“Yes, Salman’s character is completely grey in Race 3 and it’s an extremely slick, stylish and exciting one – something he has not done before. The Race franchise always has grey characters in them – we are just continuing with that. Like Saif in Race or Race 2” Ramesh Taurani was quoted as saying.

The extremely popular ‘Race’ franchise has fared well at the box office, but none of the films in the series has featured a major box office star in the lead. While the first film featured the likes of Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Anil Kapoor, the second film had John Abraham who replaced Akshaye.


Taurani also confirmed that the film will feature Jacqueline Fernandes as the female lead.

The director duo of Abbas Mustan will be replaced by Remo D’Souza, who has previously directed the successful ‘ABCD’ franchise.

Saif Ali Khan has also said that he hasn’t been approached for the third film.

“Ramesh ji (Taurani) told me about this last year that he wants to make Race 3 but as a new movie, with a new cast. We spoke about it and I love Ramesh ji. Who better than Salman Khan for this? I wish both of them luck. But I haven’t been approached.” Saif was quoted as saying.

The film is expected to go on floors next month, after Salman wraps up the final schedule of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ which is the last release of 2017.

There are also reports that ‘Race 3’ is targeting Eid 2018, which should be considered only a rumour, until an official announcement is made.

Industry superstars playing negative roles has worked big-time at the ticket window. When Hrithik Roshan replaced John Abraham in ‘Dhoom 2’, the film went on to become the biggest grosser of all time. The result was the same when Aamir Khan replaced Hrithik in ‘Dhoom 3’. All roles were negative, but featured the villains in large-than-life ‘hero’ characters.

With the inclusion of the industry’s biggest crowd-puller, the third film in the ‘Race’ franchise is set to become by far its biggest – both in terms of investment as well as box office returns.



  • Haters think SRK is nothing without YRF dharma.SRK Have 27 clean hits / Super hit / blockbusters.out of which 14 are without YRF and Dharma.that means 50 % are without YRF and dharma.out of 8 blockbusters , 3 – Karan arjun, OSO and CE are not YRF dharma.
    Out of 5 HGOTY 2 – Devdas are OSO are not YRF Dharma films.
    Only ATHG Chennai express is neither YRF film nor dharma product.
    So its proven that SRK is not dependent on YRF and dharma.he has also achieved many things without YRF and dharma.if still anyone thinks he is YRF dharma made star then i want to tell admit in mental hospital.

    • @prashant

      In a Bhai and Race3 related article you are chanting on Srk, yrf, dharma and blah blah blah….Sorry to say, actually it’s you who needs mental treatment.😂😂

  • Salman in different characters:
    Lover Boy/ Family Man: Prem
    Thief: DEVIL
    Honest COP: Arjun Ranawat
    Corrupt COP/ Robin Hood: Chil Bul Pandey
    Wrestler: Sultan Ali Khan
    Comman Man: Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi
    SPY/ RAW Agent: Tiger
    Mad Lover: Radhe

    All these Characters are become Iconic in Indian Film Industry…..And no doubt that his new avatar of Negative Character will also be Praised by everyone……

    Desperately waiting for RACE 3……..

  • Previously had questions over Remo’s appointment as director for #RACE3. But I guess he will give his Best coz this time he is directing a Megastar.

  • We had huge expectations from Sooraj Ji n Kabir but They disappointed and Had questions over Ali but he delivered #SULTAN so maybe it’s Remo’s turn now.

    • Aamir’s dhoom 3’s parking occupancy in one theater itself was much bigger than salman’ main aur mrs khanna and tubelight combined. LOL. And thugs of hindostan’ opening weekend alone will be more than chuha zinda hai and loser of race 3’s life time collections.

  • I guess Abbas-Mustan are a way better option! Saif with Sallu will be great! I don’t want Remo directing it, as he is too weak a director. Why replace the successful Abbas-Mustan?

  • Haters say that Salman is always release his movie on EID…..But still EID 2018 is vacant, while all the other important dates are booked by others….I want to ask haters why no body has booked it yet…..Tubelight fails this EID but still no one dares to book EID date….That’s the Real Mega-Stardom Of Salman Khan……

    Hai Dum To Aa Jao EID Pe……

  • It would have been a deadly combination of Saif, Deepika & Salman… And a multi starrer film after ages would do wonders for everyone… But Remo is risky and doubtful it is if Salman picks up the likes of Pulkit Samrat, Aditya Pancholi, Ashmit Patel, Yash tonk, etc. etc… jobless fools…

  • I don’t know why people are so worried about Remo, yaar there are so many examples in recent time when even a so called Great Directors are failed at Box Office but not so famous Directors have done great jobs:

    Good Director who failed at Box Office:
    Kabir with Tubelight
    Anurag Basu with JJ
    Aditya Chopra with Befikre
    Imtiyaz Ali with JHMS
    Milan Luthriya with Baadshahoo
    Maneesh Sharma with FAN
    Rahul Dholakia with Raees

    Also there are so many examples of Directors who were not famous but gives Big Movies:
    Ali Abbas Zafar with Sultan
    Nitesh Tiwari with Dangal

    So its not only about good or bad director but its also about the good script….With good script even a new Director can make Great Movie….So calm down guys….

    Also if I am not wrong then still Ramesh Taurani has not confirmed about Remo…..He only confirm about Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandes……..Also if Remo selected as a Director then I think he will give his 100% because this is a huge opportunity and only an stupid can ruin such Big Chance……

  • News of the decade. I hope this comes on EID 2018….

    Now indicine is spot on, the “Megastar” ….

    Superstar is a very small term for Numer uno king Salman khan.

  • Remo isn’t bad director like people are saying but he isn’t capable to replace Ace Abbas Mustan in action thriller most importantly Race is belongs to saif and always remain ranveer as finest character in race seres, salman is a worst replacement of the franchise should be cast young actors

    • I agree with you. Salman is worst actor and completely miscast in race and dhoom franchise. He is bachcha in front of saif for race franchise.

  • You hypocrite if you don’t use megastar for the real one whose movies are thrashing each and every records in India, overseas and everywhere takes box office by storm and has given 2000 for worldwide grosser than why the hell are you using it for someone who can’t give any record breaking film and recently gave a disaster on big festival? No doubt your site is 3rd class flop site and hardly anyone visits it these days as the number of comments on your website proves it. Mark my words thugs of Hindustan will get much bigger opening than flop franchise race 3 and gadha zinda hai.

    • Why are you burning @truth hurts? Megastar is indisputably Salman Khan. You can use any term for your shorty, but please leave Indicine team out of it. Thank you.

      • Isn’t your lallu a shorty @No Ketch? You better leave it for your shorty a megastar and it’s my right to say whatever I want to indicine so you are nobody to tell me. Get a life moron.

      • @Salman fan And your ID also suits you. Beeuse you are a gawaar senseless idiot and we all know all salman fans are senseless gawaar people with no IQ. Ha ha ha. LMAO.

      • On point @ Salman fan. You served him right. He needs to change his ID or truth will continue hurting him. 😄😆😜😃

  • RACE 3 will become flop if remo direct it, remo can make dance film not Abbas Mustan thriller. Tubelight proves salman+Eid can’t save the film

  • i don’t know about trending or appreciation but this film should open huge. infact the next two films of salman ( tzh and race 3)should open huge and should run riots at the boxoffice atleast for the first three days which did not happen in case of tubelight . so there are high chances that salman will dominate the all time opening day records and all time weekend records big time till thugs of hindustan releases.

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