Not Salman Khan, But THESE Stars Were First Chosen As Chulbul Pandey In Dabangg!

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Arbaaz Khan recently revealed the shocking news that Salman Khan wasn’t the first choice as Dabangg’s Chulbul Pandey! Here’s Deets:

Who knew that the most loved character played by Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey from Dabangg, wasn’t actually his at first! Well, Arbaaz Khan revealed in his recent interview that at first, the Bharat actor wasn’t the first choice for the role but Irrfan Khan or Randeep Hooda were being considered!


Well, Dabangg was directed by Abh​​inav Kashyap, and before Arbaaz Khan helmed the project as producer, the role was being considered to be essayed by Randeep Hooda or Irrfan Khan. Arbaaz Khan admitted that when Abhinav narrated him the script, that is when Abhinav told him that he was wanting to cast Irrfan or Randeep as the lead but nothing got finalized.


“When Abhinav narrated the script to me, he was looking to cast Randeep Hooda or Irrfan Khan as the lead then but neither of them had been finalised. I offered to produce the film for him and asked him what if we got Salman on board as Pandey ji. He was instantly excited and things quickly fell in place,” Arbaaz said.


Meanwhile, the shoot for Dabangg 3 as already been underway and been completed upto 60 percent, and is set to release in December 2019. Other than Sonakshi Sinha, a younger version of Chulbul Pandey will also be seen romancing Saiee Manjrekar in Dabangg 3 as she will play Salman’s love interest in the prequel scenes.

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