Salman Khan to return as 'Chulbul Pandey' in 'Dabangg 3'

Jun 29, 2017, 19:53 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Salman Khan will return in his iconic role of Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 3, the third installment in the Dabangg series, however this outing will not be helmed by Arbaaz Khan, the director of previous two Dabanggs

Salman Khan

'Tubelight' must have failed to set the cash registers ringing at the box-office but Salman Khan fans have a chance to rejoice. Their beloved police inspector 'Chulbul Pandey' is returning  in the third installment of 'Dabanng'- 'Dabangg 3'.

"The script of Dabangg 3 is ready. It's going to start during Bharat, which is Atul and Alvira's (Agnihotri) film, which Ali Abbas Zafar is directing. That starts after Remo's film. Atul's film requires some gaps. So between the schedules for Atul's film, I will shoot for 'Dabangg 3', "Salman, 51, as he was quoted saying to DNA.  'Dabangg' released in 2010 while Dabangg 2 hit the screens in 2012. Co-directed by Arbaaz Khan, both the films starred actress Sonakshi Sinha. However, Salman said that 'Dabangg 3' will not be directed by Arbaaz. "He gets very hyper so we asked him to chill and take rest. He will produce the film this time," Salman Khan added.

About Dabangg 3's plot, Salman said, "The story starts with 'Dabangg 3' in the present and then it goes back to the past, and then comes back to the present day again. It will have a prequel portion, but only as a flashback. So it's 'Chulbul Pandey' now and then - what has gone on in his life before part one and two. The flashback will show how 'Chulbul Pandey' actually became 'Chulbul Pandey'. The remaining part will be about what he's up to now."

 Veteran actor Vinod Khanna who passed away recently, was a part of both 'Dabangg' and 'Dabangg 2'. He played the role of Salman's step-father, while Salman's real life brother Arbaaz Khan, played his onscreen brother as well. The film is all set to go on floors soon.


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