It’s Confirmed! Ace filmmaker Prabhu Deva has confirmed that he will be directing Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Dabangg 3. In a conversation with a Bollywood tabloid, Prabhu Deva revealed, “I was in Mumbai last week to finalise all the details. Yes, I am directing Dabangg 3 for Salman and Arbaaz Khan. Who says no to them? We’ve been closely associated for the longest time. I share a warm friendship with Salman Khan and his brothers. When Salman and Arbaaz asked me to direct Dabangg 3 there was no question of saying no.”
Talking about the film, Prabhu Deva said, “Everything including the cast remains the same. Salman, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz… the music will be by Sajid-Wajid. Everything in Dabangg is unchanged except me: the director.” While admitting that he has not seen the previous franchises of the film, Prabhu added, “I’d like to give it my own spin. Of course, we all know what Salman’s Chulbul Pandey is all about. That sense of masti will remain in the cop’s role.” When the ace director was complimented for bringing back the box-office spark for Salman with his directorial Wanted after a series of failures, he said, “It’s not like that. The biggest of superstars go through ups and downs in their career. Salman is Salman — flops or hits don’t matter to his career.”
Giving an insight into the film, Salman had excitedly revealed last year, “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.” Dabangg 3 producer Arbaaz Khan has confirmed that the film will go on floors mid this year. We definitely cannot hold back our excitement, Can you?