New Delhi: Saqib Saleem is currently riding high on the success of his debut film 'Race 3'. The film has received a phenomenal success at the Box Office and has so far collected Rs 140 crore.
As per a Bollywoodlife.com report, Saqib's professionalism has impressed none other but his co-star and Bollywood's true mentor Salman Khan. As per reports, Saqib has been signed in by Salman for his next project 'Dabangg 3'. Saqib will be playing the antagonist in the film, a source revealed.
The report further added that actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, who produced the first two series of the film, will be producing the third instalment as well. When contact, Arbaaz had told a website that the script of the film has been finalised the makers will make an official announcement about the cast anytime soon.
"With any big film, there are characters that need to be finalised, whether it is your negative character, your lead actor or your leading lady or whatever. That process is going to happen and it will start soon. To disclose who it is, it is not the time as we are still in the process of finalizing. The story has been locked though," Arbaaz had told a website.
While Salman will reprise as Chulbul Pandey in 'Dabangg 3', Sonakshi Sinha will return an actor's wife in the film. Buzz is also there Salman will also be launching veteran actor and his friend Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Ashwami Manjrekar in the film.
Interestingly, choreographer-director Remo D'Souza, who recently directed Salman's 'Race 3' will reportedly be donning the director's hat once again for this film. 'Dabangg 3' is expected to go on floors this September.