'Dabangg' producer Arbaaz Khan, who is celebrating the movie's amazing box office run, has confirmed that a sequel to the hit is on.
"Yes, a sequel is definitely on the cards. And why just a sequel? The film and the main character has the potential to be carried forward through various channels," said Arbaaz.
While other cast and crew details are yet to be finalised, 'Dabangg' will roll at the end of this year. And yes, it will have another item song on par with Malaika Arora's 'Munni badnaam hui'.
The sequel was on the cards from even before the release of 'Dabangg' when the film's team had sensed the mass appeal of the ruralised hero Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan).
At a recent Eid party at Salman's Bandra home attended by the Khan family and the 'Dabangg' team, the decision to go ahead with 'Dabangg 2' was made.
Supercharged by the roaring welcome given by audiences to 'Dabangg', Salman suggested during the Eid party that the sequel should be done sooner than later. Details were immediately discussed. And Abhinav Kashyap, who directed 'Dabangg', was briefed on how the story goes forward.
Apparently Salman was kicked by the idea of a sequel even while the first part was being shot. During the shooting of a wedding sequence in 'Dabangg', he announced a sequel to the entire cast.
According to a source, the core cast of Salman, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood will remain unchanged. But the plot will now move away from Uttar Pradesh to a large city, probably Mumbai.
Sonu Sood, who played the small town goon-politician, will have a role in the sequel. Sood's character Chedi Singh will now have a twin brother.
Confirming these developments, Sonu said: "Salman was the most charged person at his Eid party. We were all in a mood to celebrate. When Salman suggested we do the sequel, we started discussing it very seriously. I can't reveal too many details at the moment. But yes, my character Chedi Singh will have a twin brother in the sequel."
Indo-Asian News Service