New Delhi: Ever since Arbaaz Khan had announced the third installment of the `Dabangg` franchise, speculations are rife about the female lead in the film.While Salman Khan will continue to play Chulbul Pandey, the makers remained mum over Sonakshi Sinha`s role for quite some time.
Finally, in an exclusive conversation with ANI, the `Dabangg` director confirmed Sonakshi in the movie, adding that there is a possibility of another leading face.'Dabangg 3' is definitely a film we will be making. Hopefully, we will start its shoot somewhere around the end of next year. Hope for an Eid, 2018 release.
There is a possibility that we might have someone else in the film, depending on the script, but how much a part will Sonakshi play that hasn`t been decided as of yet. But there will surely be changes to the cast in the film," said the 49-year-old.Earlier, rumours were also doing the rounds that Sonakshi might be replaced by Parineeti Chopra.But the `Akira` actress, in an interview with a leading daily recently said that no matter how small her role be in the film, the character of `Rajjo` will be enacted by her and "no one else."For the unversed, Salman and Sonakshi`s equation went sour when the `Tevar` actress turned down Arbaaz produced `Dolly Ki Doli` which was initially offered to her. Reportedly, the two also had a tiff in November 2014 at Arpita Khan`s wedding where the fight ended with her breaking down.