Saif Ali Khan gets pricey, Taurani looks for replacement

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His character, Ranvir Singh, is the face of the Race franchise and Saif Ali Khan could still be a part of Race 3. But, following financial differences, another project, being helmed by Ramesh Taurani, may not work out with Saif in the lead.

The film, to be directed by Mohit Suri, was supposed to roll in mid-2014. But buzz is, differences have cropped up over money matters between the actor and the filmmaker.

According to a source close to the development, the bone of contention was a difference of Rs 6 crore. Saif wanted Rs 16 crore as his remuneration but Taurani was ready to pay just Rs 10 crore, plus a percentage profit subject to realisation. Said the source, "They could not arrive at an agreement over the price and now Taurani has decided to go ahead with the film but without Saif."