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It's Official! Prabhu Deva is Directing 'Dabangg 3'

We've been speculating and reporting for months now that 'Dabangg 3' is going in for production and Arbaaz Khan is looking for a director for the film. But, now it's official that Prabhudeva will be the directing the third installment in the franchise.

For the first time, Prabhudheva speaks about the project. “I was in Mumbai last week to finalize all the details. Yes, I am directing Dabangg 3 for Salman and Arbaaz Khan. Who says no to them?” Prabhu laughs affectionately, recalling his association with Salman since the historic Wanted in 2009.

“We’ve been closely associated for the longest time. I share a warm friendship with Salman Khan and his brothers. When Salman and Arbaaz asked me to direct Dabangg 3 there was no question of saying no,” says Prabhu whose Wanted had resurrected Salman’s career after a series of box office duds.

“Not like that,” Prabhu protests shyly. “The biggest of superstars go through ups and downs in their career. Salman is Salman. Flops or hits don’t matter to his career.”

As for Dabangg 2, Prabhu says he hasn’t seen the earlier segments of the franchise. “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.” As for the rest, nothing changes.

Says Prabhu, “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.”

Incidentally, Dabangg 3 would be Sonakshi’s fifth film with Prabhudheva. “Sonakshi and I share a comfort level. I think we will have fun making this film.”

“My last Hindi film as a director was 'Singh is Bling' with Akshay Kumar in 2015. Since then I’ve been busy with my South assignments,” adds Prabhu.

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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Arbaaz Khan Confirms 'Dabangg 3' Shooting Schedule!

In his recent interview Arbaaz Khan, the producer of 'Dabangg' and director of 'Dabangg 2', has stated that the third film in the franchise will go into production mid this year and also said that he will only produce the film this time. The film will see the return of the iconic couple Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha and talking with a leading daily, Arbaaz said the following “As a producer, it is a wide spectrum of things that I want to do and for now, I am concentrating on 'Dabangg 3' which will go on floors mid this year. After that, I will have more time because 'Dabangg 3' will take a lot of my time, effort and concentration."

Also Read: 'DON 3' to Start Production Very Soon

After attending a special screening of a short film titled '#METOO' on Tuesday. Arbaaz when asked if his production banner will focus on creating content for the digital platform, Arbaaz said: "As of now, my concentration is on my production and on my next film because when I involve myself in a certain project, that time I need to have some time for and I personally get involved in it. So, after making my upcoming film, I do have plans to create content on the digital platform -- be it with a web series or short films. The options are pretty much open.”

A Movie News Report by Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal) | Website's Twitter Handle - @JustMovieFreaks

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