- Prabhu Deva first directed Salman Khan in Wanted
- Wanted released to tumultuous box office response in 2009
- Salman Khan is awaiting the release of Bharat
Salman Khan reunites with director Prabhu Deva, 10 years after they made blockbuster Wanted, for the third film in the Dabangg film series. Prabhu Deva, who has a knack for making robust action movies (Rowdy Rathore and R... Rajkumar), started filming Dabangg 3 today with Salman in Indore. Salman Khan shared the first image from the sets of the film, in which his back faces the camera with sunglasses positioned in Chulbul Panday's style. Prabhu Deva appears to be explaining the scene to Salman. "Day1... Dabangg 3," Salman Khan captioned the post.
Earlier, Salman Khan shared a video of himself and Arbaaz Khan from Indore and captioned the post on Twitter: "Back in our birthplace for Dabangg 3 shoot." Dabangg 3, like the previous two films, will be produced by Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan.
Wanted, which released in 2009, was a game changer for Salman Khan, who had delivered a string of flop films in 2008 (God Tussi Great Ho, Heroes and Yuvvraaj). Prabhu Deva's Wanted was also Salman Khan's first Eid blockbuster, which later became a pattern for the actor.
Salman Khan was last seen in Race 3, which collected a decent sum at the box office but lacked the box office boom of his previous films like Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan and Bajangi Bhaijaan.
As of now, Salman Khan is awaiting the release of Bharat, co-starring Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Tabu. The film releases on Eid this year. The film is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Atul Agnihotri.
After Dabangg 3, Salman Khan will start filming Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Inshallah with Alia Bhatt. He has also signed up for the remake of 2015 Korean film Veteran, also produced by Atul Agnihotri.