#Dabangg3: Salman Khan to lock horns with Kichcha Sudeep?
Salman Khan is all set to return as Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 3 which is said to be bigger and better than its previous installments. And if recent reports are to be believed, Dabangg 3 will also have a new antagonist. Reportedly, Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep has been roped in to be the villain in the third installment of the Dabangg franchise.
Salman to deal with land mafias in 'Dabangg 3'
According to media reports, unlike the first two installments, Salman will be dealing with land mafias in Dabangg 3. Reportedly, the Sultan star will be locking horns with Sudeep, who will apparently be playing a land mafia in the movie.
First local goon, then aspiring politician, and now land mafia
Interestingly, ever since the Dabangg franchise was launched in 2010, the movies have come with a variety of villains against Pandey. In Dabangg, he fought the local goon Cheddi Singh (played by Sonu Sood), while Dabangg 2 had a face-off between Chulbul and aspiring politician Bachcha Singh (played by Prakash Raj). And this time, it is going to be Chulbul Pandey v/s land mafia.
Salman to collaborate with 'Wanted' director Prabhudeva after 10 years
Notably, unlike the first two installments, which were directed by Abhinav Kashyap and Arbaaz Khan respectively, Dabangg 3 will be helmed by Prabhudeva. Interestingly, Prabhudeva will be collaborating with Salman a decade after their 2009 release Wanted. "Who says no to them? We've been closely associated for the longest time. I share a warm friendship with Salman and his brothers," Prabhudeva had stated.
Meanwhile, Salman gearing up for his first release of 2019
Currently, Salman is looking forward to the release of Bharat, which is slated to hit theaters this Eid. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie is based on the South Korean movie, Ode To My Father. Apart from Salman, Bharat also stars Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani in key roles. Further, Varun Dhawan will also have a cameo in it.