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The hit franchise “Race” is working on a third installment of the film. Rumors have been flying about as to who will star in this latest flick—we even hear that Salman Khan may take on the role of villain in this series! The film’s producer Ramesh Taurani confirms that in “Race 3” we will definitely see the return of Saif Ali Khan as Ranvir Singh.

In “Race” Khan played the older brother to a power-hungry Akshaye Khanna with Bipasha Basu and Katrina Kaif as their lady loves. Anil Kapoor played Robert D’Costa or RD, an insurance detective with the ditzy Sameera Reddy as his sizzling hot assistant. The constant backstabbing in the film ends with the union of Ranvir Singh and Sonia—Khan and Basu respectively. With sibling rivalry gone,  “Race 2” is a revenge story where Armaan Malik, (played by John Abraham,) and his sister Alina (played by Deepika Padukone) cons Ranvir Singh to steal his money and power. Ranvir Singh exacts revenge on Armaan Malik because he  murdered Ranvir’s wife, Sonia whom we are familiar with from “Race.” After many plot twists—and the help of RD (Anil Kapoor) and his sexy new assistant played by Ameesha Patel—the film ends with Ranvir and Alina aka Khan and Padukone flying off.

Since “Race” and “Race 2” had a continuing story line it is safe to say that “Race 3” will continue this thrilling adventure with betrayal at every turn in the lives of characters fans have grown to love. Who should be cast in “Race 3?”

Well, I have some ideas……

1. How can we “Race” Without Saif Ali Khan!

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How could we possibly have “Race” without Saif Ali Khan returning! He is the heart, the mastermind, the hero and villain of this franchise. We’ve seen Khan take on comedic roles, play light-hearted flirts and lovable characters but the “Race” franchise is the first time fans adored him in such a powerful role. With the first two films revolving around the successful business man, Ranvir Singh, we hope the story continues with Khan in this role once again.

2. Ranvir Singh Needs his Deepika!

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With “Race 2” ending with the union of Ranvir and Alina—fingers crossed—maybe Deepika Padukone will return as Alina? Padukone has proved that she is more than just a pretty face with hits like “Piku” and the more recent, “Bajirao Mastani.” Padukone and Khan seem to have an easy chemistry which we’ve seen in not only “Race 2” but “Cocktail” and “Love Aaj Kal.” They complement each other well and it is sizzling to see her play this tough girl.
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Also isn’t it awesome that her real life boyfriend and real-life boyfriend are both named Ranvir Singh? It all just comes together so well, doesn’t it?

3. Switch to the Dark Side With Salman Khan

This time around with rumors that Khan may be the villain in not just “Race 3” but “Dhoom 4” as well has everyone on the edge of their seats!

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Unlike the other loved Khan’s of our industry, Salman Khan has never played a villain. Whether it’s a serious story or a laugh out loud comedy, Khan has always played the sweet hero who saves the day. This twist of events is just what “Race 3” needs to give it an edge over the previous films in the franchise. The last time we’ve seen these Khan’s together in one film was the hit family drama “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in 1999. Seeing Khan vs. Khan battle it out on screen would be epic!

4. What’s a hit Film Without Anil Kapoor?

Along with Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor is the only character to be seen in both films thus far and we’d love to see him return in “Race 3.”

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Kapoor, the amazing actor that he is, brings a much needed comic relief in the “Race” series. The money-hungry detective has proven to be a faithful friend to Ranvir Singh and his silly antics—as well as his unrequited love for the ditzy assistants he hires—adds a refreshingly light-hearted touch to the otherwise dark film.

5. Sexy Assistant Nargis Fakhri

Each of Anil Kapoor’s assistants in the past has been indisputably sexy, enthusiastic and not so bright. Starting with the curvaceous Sameera Reddy to the sizzling Ameesha Patel—the previous assistants to detective RD brought the heat! There were quite a few choices to be the next sexy assistant—from Ileana D’Cruz and Neha Dhupia to Chitrangada Singh and Gauhar Khan. In the end, I’ve decided to go with the tall, sweet and slender model, Nargis Fakhri.

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 The gorgeous New York girl has made quite a place for herself in Bollywood and even managed to improve her Hindi accent. After her adorable yet sexy avatar in “Main Tera Hero” opposite Varun Dhawan, I figured she would be the perfect actress to play a ditzy and bubbly assistant. Kapoor could drool over the hottie as she maneuvers her English-to-Hindi dictionary while trying to keep up with who is conning who in “Race 3.”

6. Priyanka Chopra Brings on the Fierce Factor

This film franchise is not only known for taking on dark male leads but powerful bad-ass female leads as well. Now with the success of the fierce Agent Parrish in her American television show, “Quantico,” who else but Chopra could be the next villainous lead in the “Race” franchise!

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Chopra has taken on all types of roles from the sweet girl next door to the bad ass Don-girl. She is cute, tough, lovable and sexy all at once. Chopra and Padukone have a great friendship off-screen and powerful chemistry on-screen as evidenced by their recent hit, “Bajirao Mastani.” The Chopra and Saif Ali Khan would combination would be a first and it would be interesting to see how they interact on-screen.

Also, this would be the reunion of Chopra and Salman Khan since their “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” and “Salaam-e-Ishq” days—a reunion I think would be an adorable sight to see on screen to have them return as villains!