Dabangg 2 for buck
Salman, what can one expect in Dabangg 2? Does Chulbul Pandey come back as bigger and better?
A heavy responsibility was put on to Arbaaz’s (Khan) and my shoulders, but I think we have carried that responsibility well. We have given our best according to our sensibilities, now let’s see hamaari sensibility aur audience sensibility tally karti hai ki nahin. But as far as bigger and better (is concerned), Chulbul Pandey does get bigger and better. One superb characteristic of Chulbul Pandey is that Chulbul is not a superhero. He’s a common man, he’s got feelings. He’s got a heart; he gets hurt and he gets angry. He is disrespectful, he is funny. He’s corrupt, he’s got a conscience — all depending who he is interacting with. A bundle of contradictions. (But) it’s been quite a journey.
Is there anything that has changed around him?
There is the family — Rajjo, Pandeyji—everyone is okay, but there is a bigger villain, bigger place, more corruption, more responsibilities and more love. As far as production values are concerned, paison se daal ke production jitna bada kar sakte the, woh kiya hai.
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