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Prabhudheva Clears The Air On Dabangg 3



Prabhudheva has  just finished  shooting a marathon  schedule of Dabangg 3 with Salman Khan.

“We haven’t decided on anyone  to do the  item song in Dabangg 3. But everyone else seems  to have decided on who’s  to  do an  item song. I keep  hearing about which actress is going  to dance  for us,” Prabhudheva chuckles  over  the  media  miscommunication.

What  about Munna  badnaam hua,  the female  version  of  the chartbuster item song Muni badnaam  hui that features  in  Dabangg 3.

“That’s not an  item song. If you mean a  big actress  or actor  suddenly making an appearance, then that’s not an  item song,” Prabhu argues  correctly.

He  is gung-ho about  the  way  Dabangg  3 has shaped up. “We are doing the  best we can. But then the  expectations riding  on  the  Franchise are frightening. Audiences expect Salman  to be  the same Chulbul Pandeyand  still they expect him to do something  new.  We  have done what we  could.”

About roping in  Kannada superstar Sudeep to play  the antagonist  Prabhu says, “It had  to be  an actor who would be  able to stand  up  in front of Salman.  Sudeep is a huge star in  Karnataka and  a talent to reckon with. By getting him to play  the  negative role we’ve ensured there  is no sense  of  sameness  about Salman’s clash with the  villain.”

It would be  recalled that Salman had started  his second innings with Wanted, the  2008 film that brought Salmanback  into the  reckoning after  a  series of flops.

Prabhudheva brushes   off the comeback theory.  “A  superstar like Salman Khan didn’t need Wanted to   make an impact. His career and stardom goes beyond the boxoffice.We’ve done what we could  in Dabangg 3.  Have we succeeded? We will know in  December.”

Does  Dabangg 3 have any takeaway  dialogue  like  Wanted’s  Ek baar  jo commitment  kar  liye?

Laughs Prabhu,  “The  line  was  not written  to stand out.  These things cannot be designed.  When Salman Sir said the  ‘Commitment’ dialogue none  of us thought  it would  create such an impact.  Similarly Dabangg 3 may have lines  that make  the same  impact.”

What should Dabangg fans expect in Part 3?

Says Prabhu, “Audiences know what to expect. They also know my style of making films. So they can expect  a fusion  of the Dabangg  tradition with my style.”

Could we  expect Prabhudheva to show  up in Dabangg 3  with a dance cameo?  “No way! Who would even look at me with Salman Khan around?”

Prabhudheva has a release as an actor on  May 31.

Reveals  Prabhu, “Khamoshi in Tamil  is  a  horror thriller  with me  and Tammannah Bhatia. I don’t think  I’ve done  anything like this before.We shot the entire film in one schedule In London.”

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