Dabangg has done wonders for the Khan family, propelling Salman Khan to the numero uno spot, numerous awards and acclaim for first-time producer Arbaaz Khan and not to forget the ‘hottest item girl’ tag for Malaika Arora Khan.
With success comes demand, and now Salman Khan’s kitty is so flush with projects that he has no time to work on Dabangg 2. Considering that Salman has to first finish Bodyguard, then start shooting for Yashraj’s Ek Tha Tiger (with Katrina Kaif) and younger brother Sohail’s jungle adventure Sher Khan. It is all but apparent that filming for Dabangg 2 cannot commence this year.
Reveals Arbaaz to a tabloid, “Salman Khan is a big star. He has several films lined up before he gets ready for Dabangg 2. He has to finish Atul (Agnihotri)’s Bodyguard. Then he has to start two films later this year, one for Yashraj and the other for brother Sohail. This is the first time Salman is working with Yashraj. And we’re all very excited about it.”
Arbaaz Khan in now hopeful that the can start filming Dabangg 2 in the middle of next year and he want’s to use the time in-between wisely. Arbaaz wants to make sure that he creates a good product, read need a good script, and the most important thing of all — find an item song that will be as big a sensation as Malaika’s Munni badnam hui.
In the meantime, there are two remakes for Dabangg fans to consider, the Tamil version which has already started filming, and a Telugu version which is in the works.
In the Tamil remake young south star Silambarasan will be playing Salman Khan’s character Chulbul Pandey.
With a movie that was the years’ top grosser, the winner at every major award function including the National Award, two remakes in the making, and an inevitable sequel. For Arbaaz Khan, Dabangg is the fruit that keeps giving and giving.