Salman Khan recently posted on his Instagram that he and brother Arbaaz Khan have landed in Indore where they are now commencing shoot for Dabangg 3. The heroine in question, however, was missing from the picture (and the video).
“Arbaaz and me have landed in Indore where we were both born,” said Salman in his Instagram video. “We’re going to Mandleshwar and Maheshwar to shoot for Dabangg 3.” Referring to Mandleshwar and Maheshwar, Salman said that that was “where our grandfather was posted when he was in the police force”.
Salman Khan’s grandfather, Abdul Rashid Khan, was a part of the Indian Imperial Police and had become DIG of Indore, the highest rank an Indian could achieve in British India. Salman Khan’s father, Salim Khan, was also a trained pilot. Later Salim Khan joined hands with Javed Akhtar to become the iconic Salim-Javed screenwriting duo.
Arbaaz Khan announced in the video, “So we’re going to have the first day of shoot tomorrow. Dabangg 3 starts tomorrow!”
Salman Khan posted a picture from the first day of shoot: Day 1 of Dabangg 3
Earlier Salman had posted a picture with Sonakshi Sinha, reminiscing about the first Dabangg film which had broken the box office with its successful numbers. “Aaj 8 saal Ho Gaye Dabangg Ko...,” said the Dabangg star. “Thank u for all the appreciation and love from Rajjo and Chulbul Pandey...see u in #Dabangg3 next year.”
It remains to be seen who would play the heroine in Dabangg 3. A few months ago, Arbaaz Khan had said, “We have just locked an idea and now we will start working on it and mid next year we are going on floors. Also, Sonakshi will be a part of the film. We will have a second heroine but who is that depends upon the script. Once the script will be in place, we will see that how much my love interest is required in the film and then we will consider Mahie Gill.”
According to IMDB, Sonakshi Sinha and Mahie Gill have been finalized to pair opposite the brothers. Dabangg was Sonakshi’s big debut. It remains to be seen if Dabangg 3 would create the same magic as it did in first Dabangg film.