Dabangg was one of the biggest hits in the history of Salman Khan’s career and the third installment of this franchise is getting ready to hit the floors. According to reports, the filmmakers have been scouting for a suitable south Indian actor to play the main villain in Dabangg 3 and offer has been lapped up by the Tollywood star Jagapathi Babu. If this report turns out to be true, it would mark Jagapathi Babu’s debut in Bollywood.
Dabangg 3, starring Salman Khan in the lead role, will be directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Salman Khan’s brother Arbaaz Khan under his banner Arbaaz Khan Productions. Dabangg, which released in the year 2010, was directed by Abhinav Kashyap and produced by Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora and Dhillin Mehta under the banner Arbaaz Khan Productions.
The film was made on a budget of Rs 2.15 billion and went on to fetch Rs 420 million at the box office worldwide. A sequel to Dabangg was released a couple of years later. This film was directed and produced by Arbaaz Khan on a budget of Rs 80 crores and collected over Rs 300 crores at the box office.
For Dabangg 3, the producers have now roped in Prabhu Deva, to wield the megaphone. Incidentally, his directorial debut in Bollywood was with the Salman Khan starrer Wanted and the film turned out to be a blockbuster hit. He then went on to direct hit movies such as Rowdy Rathore and Ramaiya Vastavaiya.
Choreographer – turned – actor Prabhu Deva went on to become an acclaimed director with hits in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu to his credit. Though he was seen playing important roles in a few Kollywood films in the recent past, it has been six years since he had wielded the megaphone for a Tamil film.
Prabhu Deva’s Mercury directed by Karthik Subbaraj which was released recently has been touted as India's first 'silent thriller' in 30 years. The film packs enough thrill, suspense and scares to get you hooked instantly. Following this, his other movies, Charlie Chaplin 2, Yung Mung Sung and Lakshmi will be hitting screens.
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