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The Nawab of Bollywood Saif Ali Khan, who has been the face of critically acclaimed series ‘Race’, has refused to work with the director duo Abbas-Mustan on their forthcoming project.

According to reports, Saif, 43, has walked out of Abbas-Mustan’s yet-to-be-titled film which is an adaptation of Hollywood classic adventure ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’.

The ‘Bullet Raja’ star states that the role he has been offered is quiet similar to what he has played in Race franchise. He made it clear that he would like to experiment with roles considering the expectations of his fans. Initially he was excited to play a lead in the adaptation but on second thoughts he changed his mind believing that its time to look forward to some interesting script.

The Hindi adaptation of the Hollywood film will be produced by Azure Entertainment. ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It is based on the book of the same name written by Alexandre Dumas and stars James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, Luis Guzman and Dagmara Dominczyk.