Salman Khan won millions of hearts by playing the role of jolly cop Chulbul Pandey in director Abhinav Kashyap’s film Dabangg. Till now fans are making reels on this look of hers. Fans believe that apart from Bhaijaan, no one could have played this character so well.
In the light-hearted family drama, Salman Khan made the audience fall in love with himself all over again. The way he played the role of Robin Hood policeman with great comedic timing is enough to make the film a blockbuster hit.
However, his brother Arbaaz Khan had revealed in an interview that director Abhinav Kashyap’s first choice to play the character of Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg was actors Irrfan Khan and Randeep Hooda.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Arbaaz shared that when Abhinav narrated the script to him, he asked why he was not giving him the lead role of the headliner police. The actor said, “But he saw me more as a fly than Chulbul.
Arbaaz further said that the director wanted to cast Randeep Hooda or Irrfan Khan for the lead role. Since none of them were finalised, Arbaaz said, ‘What if we get Salman as Pandey ji?’ Upon hearing about this, Abhinav immediately got excited and things finally fell into place.
Dabangg is a 2010 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap and produced by Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan under Ashtavinayak Cine Vision along with Dhilin Mehta under Arbaaz Khan Productions.
The film stars Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan and Sonu Sood in lead roles, while Om Puri, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar and Mahie Gill are in supporting roles.
Talking about work front, Salman Khan is in the headlines these days for Tiger 3. The movie is ready to release in theaters on November 12. It will also star actress Katrina Kaif, Ashutosh Rana, Riddhi Dogra and Emraan Hashmi in the role of villain.
The Maneesh Sharma directorial is set to release worldwide on November 12 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Shahrukh Khan will also play a cameo role as Pathan in the film.
Tiger 3 is making waves in advance booking. According to a report by Sacnilk.com, the advance booking collection of Tiger 3 for the opening day, November 12, is Rs 12.43 crore. So far 4,62,327 tickets have been sold. This includes 4,35,913 tickets for the Hindi 2D version and 14,158 tickets for the Telugu 2D version.