Abhishek, Aishwarya not part of 'Sarkaar 3': Ram Gopal Varma

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, who starred in "Sarkaar Raj", will not return for the third installment of the film franchise.

Varma says he will launch the first look of the film on August 26.

"Sarkar 3 first look will be launched on 26th August.. Going by the story both Abhishek and Aishwarya will not be featuring in this segment," the 54-year-old director tweeted.

"Sarkar" which released in 2005 was the first film in the series and saw Amitabh Bachchan playing the protagonist. It is still not clear whether Big B will return for the upcoming thriller.

"Scale of Sarkar 3 will be much more larger and intense than the earlier two... Rest of the cast details will be soon announced," Varma further wrote.