Not Arbaaz Khan, But Prabhudheva to direct Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg 3’?

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Salman Khan’s movie ‘Dabangg’ has been a hit series. The first part was helmed by Abhinav Kashyap and was produced by Arbaaz Khan. It also marked the debut of the latter as a producer. The second part was directed by Arbaaz and it was touted that he’d also be directing the third installment as well.

Arbaaz Khan, Salman, Prabhudeva

During the promotion of his film “Tubelight” Salman Khan says his brother Arbaaz does not want to direct “Dabangg 3”, and that they will find a “good director” for it.

 “Since Arbaaz doesn’t want to direct, I feel Sohail is a better director because he is more patient and with Sohail, you can improvise on things but in a similar situation, Arbaaz gets panicked and his blood pressure starts to fluctuate”, Salman added.

Says a source close to Salman, “Arbaaz wiped his hands off the franchise after directing the second instalment. In fact, he was not supposed to direct the second Dabangg film either. Arbaaz came on board only after there was a fallout with Abhinav Kashyap, who had directed Dabangg.”

Salman has now asked his old friend Prabhudheva to step in as the director of Dabangg 3. Prabhudheva fits the Dabangg bill on several counts. Salman and Prabhu go back a long way. In 2008, Prabhu directed Salman in “Wanted”, which was a sort of comeback for the actor after a spate of flops. Also, Prabhudheva understands the zany mood of Dabangg better than any director. Says Prabhu, “I will do any film that Salman sir asks me to. Nobody says no to him.”

Apart from this, Salman is now busy with ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ in which he will be sharing screen space with his former girlfriend Katrina Kaif. The film is set to releases on Christmas 2017. Post that, Salman will begin shooting for Remo D’Souza’s dance film for which he began the prep in March.