Saif Ali Khan

Actor Saif Ali Khan during a press conference to promote their upcoming film "Kaalakaandi" in New Delhi on Jan. 10. (IANS photo)

NEW DELHI—Actor Saif Ali Khan says he was offered a role in the third installment of the "Race" franchise but didn't take it up because he didn't feel the connection with the part he was offered.

"(Producer) Ramesh Taurani said I'm making a completely different movie this time with a totally different story. I was offered a part, but Salman Khan is the best thing to happen to anybody. He's the biggest star in the country," Khan said at a press conference here.

"I didn't feel a connection myself with the part I was offered. So, I decided to do something else."

Saif Ali Khan was seen playing a protagonist in "Race," which released in 2008 and was also a part of the "Race 2" in 2013.

The "Phantom" actor was here to promote his forthcoming film "Kaalakaandi," which will hit the screens on Jan. 12.

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