Why Abbas-Mustan were out of Race 3
Salman Khan makes the rules for the films he works in. For Race 3, his rules were not acceptable to the makers of the first two parts of the Race franchise — Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla.
The duo was known for their drugs, sex, and hero in grey shades formula, which dominated the first two films. The formula didn’t make the cut in the third film, but there is another reason why Abbas and Mustan were prevented from being part of Race 3.
“Producer Ramesh Taurani wanted to make the film much bigger than the first two parts because the third part needed to be bigger and better.
But the directors were not listening to him. So there was no option but to change the directors and the budget of the film,” says Salman, when asked why Remo D’Souza was brought in to helm the third part.
Even though Salman himself is distributing the film in India and YRF is doing so in the overseas market, the Rs. 120 crore film has already made its money as the satellite rights of the film has been sold for Rs 130 crore.
This is one of the reasons why Salman is not averse to the idea of adding a fourth film to the franchise. “We also had a fabulous time working together as a team. The same team of me with Remo, Daisy and Jacqueline will be working on a dance film, but it will take a year because I need to learn dancing; but, we can do a Race 4,” he says.