Superstar Salman Khan is all set to play supercop Chulbul Pandey in the third installment of the Dabangg franchise. The savage, funny yet ruthless cop is one of Salman’s much-loved characters. Dabangg 3 is being directed by Prabhudeva and the story is inspired from a real-life cop from Noida.
A source close to DNA spilled the beans related to the locations of shooting and when will the shooting start. Its a first for the Dabangg franchise as it is planning to shoot in North India, the source adds, “The idea is to make Dabangg 3 more realistic and take it a few notches above the previous installments in every possible way. Since the story is based on a real cop, the film’s makers felt that shooting in a North Indian city like Ghaziabad would add to the storytelling. Moreover, the city is being treated like a character in the movie. While the previous films in the franchise have been shot in Wai, shooting in Ghaziabad will also give the third outing a different and fresh look.”
Although Salman will first complete Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat which is expected to get over by August End. Therefore the shoot for Dabangg 3 will kickstart by September 16, this year. The film sees Sonakshi Sinha reprising her role as Rajjo and may debut filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Ashwami Manjrekar. Race 3 co-actor Saqib Saleem is also being considered for the role of villain in the film.
Dabangg 3 is scheduled for a late 2019 release.