In an interview with the Times of India, the 48-year-old filmmaker confirmed that the original ‘Dabangg’ duo will be reuniting on the 70mm screen for the third time and also hinted at a possibility of another heroine in the film.
Arbaaz said, “Sonakshi is going to be a part of ‘Dabangg 3’, in what capacity that is to be seen when the script is ready. But there might also be a possibility of another heroine in the film.”
Earlier, there were reports that Sonakshi Sinha has been dropped out of the hit franchise over an alleged friction with Salman Khan, which started when Sonakshi turned down Arbaaz Khan’s production ‘Dolly Ki Doli’.
It was also reported that the two also had a showdown at Salman’s sister Arpita’s wedding in November 2014, and since then, the two are not on talking terms.
Sonakshi made her Bollywood debut with ‘Dabangg’, which not only earned her public recognition but also a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
On the work front, while the 50-year-old superstar is currently busy with the television show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 10, after which he will shoot for Kabir Khan’s war-drama ‘Tubelight’ while Sonakshi is awaiting the release of her films ‘Akira’ and ‘Force.’
Salman, 50, is rumoured to be playing a man-child in Tubelight, which the director has said, is a mix of emotion and humour with a little political backdrop. While reports are suggesting that Deepika Padukone will play Salman’s leading lady in the film, others are suggesting that a Chinese actress will make her debut in the film.