Salman Khan’s last release ‘Race 3’ has already entered the 200-crore club at the box office and fans have loved the fast-paced action thriller. While he will be soon starting to shoot Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’ opposite Priyanka Chopra, his next project ‘Dabangg 3’ will also be taking off soon.
As per latest reports, the movie goes on floors on September 16th, this year. Helmed by Prabhudheva, the movie is inspired by a real-life cop from Noida. In fact, the movie will reportedly be shot in the NCR, which will be the first time where the ‘Dabangg’ franchise is shot in North India.
A source close to the development revealed to a daily that 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.
Reports claim that Sonakshi Sinha will be reprising her role as Rajjo and ‘Dabangg 3’ may also mark ace filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Ashwami Manjrekar’s Bollywood debut. Makers are planning to cast a fresh face to play the antagonist, though reports suggest that Salman’s ‘Race 3’ co-star Saqib Saleem is being considered for the role.
‘Dabangg 3’ is slated for a release towards the end of 2019.