Rumours about Arbaaz Khan’s alleged fallout with Dabangg director Abhinav Kashyap have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. But the cat is finally out of the bag now. After producing ‘Dabangg’ with Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan will now be directing his brother in the sequel to the film.

Arbaaz Khan To Direct Salman Khan In Dabangg 2; Abhinav Kashyap Out


Arbaaz announced his first directorial venture on, “Hey guys it (is) true, I will be directing the sequel of Dabangg. Abhinav for some personal (and) professional reasons opted out.” Arbaaz Khan’s debut as a producer turned out to be a super-hit with ‘Dabangg’. He not only produced it, but also acted as Salman Khan’s step-brother in the film. Arbaaz’s wife, Malaika Arora Khan did an immensely popular item number, Munni Badnaam Hui, in the film.

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With Dabangg 2 in the pipeline, Arbaaz has already laid out his plans, “Scripting has already started, the filming starts by early January. Start sound, camera, action…Inshallah Dabangg 2 will live up to all the expectations and be a huge blockbuster because of you all. God bless. Allah hafiz. Dabangg ho!”

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In an earlier interview with, director Abhinav Kashyap had seemed enthusiastic about going ahead with the sequel to ‘Dabangg’. “A sequel to Dabangg is on the papers, but only talks are going on. The character of Chulbul Pandey is so famous that it’s logical to monetize this brand…But we are not about to start it any time soon be because Salman has committed to doing some films. So there’s nothing for one year. We’ll just work on the script & ideate, then we’ll pitch it to Salman. If it’s good enough for him…” he had said.

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