After portraying the titular character of Bharat in Ali Abbas Zafar’s recent Eid directorial venture, Salman Khan will don the avatar of the kickass cop of Chulbul Pandey and will entertain us with the third installment of the Dabangg franchise. The film is on the verge of its completion and producer of the film Arbaaz Khan, said that he is very with the output. He also revealed that Kannada actor Kichcha Sudeepa has done a fabulous job and is the ‘surprise package’ in the film.

He told Mumbai Mirror, “We all came to the conclusion that somebody like Sudeep would be the ideal choice for the film. When we went to him, he was excited to be a part of this franchise. Let me tell you, he has done a fabulous job and would be quite a surprise package of the film. People will really like his role because he has done a great job.” Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Saiee is also making her Bollywood debut with Dabangg 3 and will be paired opposite Salman Khan in the prequel portions. Talking about it, Arbaaz said, “Saiee’s scenes are in the prequel and we had gone through the entire process of trying to see who could fit the bill. She has the look that we required for Dabangg 3.”

When asked about whether being feel pressured since the responsibility and expectations have gone higher with the third part of the franchise, Arbaaz replied, “We are not under any pressure, but happy that there are expectations because people are hopeful that something nice comes up. It’s our responsibility to make a good film, and we are doing our best to give the most entertaining film to the audience,” he said, adding, “We have enjoyed working on the script over a period of time as also the casting and music. We are confident that the audience will like it too.”

Also starring Sonakshi Sinha in a key role, Dabangg 3 is set to hit the screens on December 20. So, are you excited for the film?

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