REVERSAL

WITH SALMAN KHAN RE­PLAC­ING SAIF ALI KHAN IN RACE3, AFTERHRS PICKS AC­TORS WE’D LIKE TO SEE IN MOVIE FRANCHISES OF OTHER AC­TORS

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

Af­ter Hrs told you Ar­jun Kapoor was in talks for a film to be di­rected by Sau­rabh Shukla and pro­duced by Nikkhil Ad­vani. We can now con­firm that the ac­tor has signed on the dot­ted line, and he’s found a lead­ing lady as well.

The mak­ers wanted a fresh pair­ing, so they ap­proached Kriti Sanon for the heroine’s role. She has liked the script and com­mit­ted to it, though she hasn’t signed it yet as the modal­i­ties are be­ing worked out. Fi­nally, af­ter two misses, Kriti and Ar­jun have been cast to­gether.

In and Saif Ali Khan made for quite a sleek and stylish pro­tag­o­nist, some­thing that comes nat­u­rally to the charm­ing ac­tor. Now, the mak­ers have re­placed him with another ac­tor, who’s known for his at­ti­tude and swag — Salman Khan.

With fran­chise movies on the rise in B-Town,

looks at ac­tors who can re­place the orig­i­nals in the se­quels... Anushka Sharma might best be known for her bubbly, chirpy roles, but the ac­tress put an end to that with her gritty per­for­mance in and One of the most sought-af­ter ac­tresses to­day, she would be apt to play Vidya Balan’s per­for

mance-ori­ented role in Chul­bul Pandey might not have been the hon­est, law-abid­ing cop

but what he lacked in morals, he made up in at­ti­tude! We think Ajay Devgn, who has done se­ri­ous cop roles in

should try and play a goofy, fun cop like

Chul­bul. While Salman has played the fun cop in both the

it’s been a while since we saw him get into the se­ri­ous cop mode. Since his last two films, and showed him as the guy-next-door, it will be in­ter­est­ing to see him play a no-non­sense cop. Plus, we re­ally

want to see Salman mouth the di­a­logue —

While Hrithik Roshan has at­tempted light-hearted roles early in his ca­reer, like

and his last few films have been se­ri­ous. Think

and

With so much stress in his real life at present, we think it’s a good time for the light-eyed ac­tor to at­tempt an out-and-out com­edy. And what bet­ter than

for that!

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