It was a few days back when filmmaker-actor Arbaaz Khan went on to confirm that third edition of his popular franchise ‘Dabangg’ is all set to go on floors in mid-2018. The film stars his brother and superstar Salman Khan playing a Robinhood avatar, cop Chulbul Pandey. Owing to changes in the team, Arbaaz Khan had replaced director Abhinav Kashyap (who directed the first part) to direct the second instalment. And today, it’s confirmed that the third instalment has got a new director. It’s none other than filmmaker Prabhudheva who has come on board to helm this much-anticipated project.

The director has said in his statement to Deccan Chronicle, “I was in Mumbai last week to finalise the details. I can finally reveal that I am directing ‘Dabangg 3’ for Salman and Arbaaz Khan. We’ve been closely associated for the longest time. I share a warm friendship with them. Who says no to them?” (Also Read: After Aamir and Salman Khan, THIS star is all set to debut in China)

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Further, he even admitted that he hasn’t seen the earlier parts of the franchise. He said, “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.”

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As for the rest, nothing has changed in the team. The director says, “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.”

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Incidentally, ‘Dabangg 3’ would be actress Sonakshi’s fifth film with Prabhudheva. “Sonakshi and I share a comfort level. Salman bhai too is comfortable with everyone in the team. We will have fun making this film,” added the filmmaker.

Before ‘Dabangg 3’, Salman and Prabhudheva have collaborated on ‘Wanted’ which was a total paisa vasool entertainer. It even revived Salman’s career, giving him his lost stardom.

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Aren’t you excited to see them teaming up together once again?

Watch this space for more updates.

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