Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3 is all set to hit the screens this Friday i.e. December 20, 2019. The film will see Salman return as police officer Chulbul Pandey. Sonakshi Sinha, will reprise the role of Rajjo, while Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee will play Salman's childhood love. Considering the box office success of the last two films in the Dabangg series, film trade analyst Girish Johar is expecting Dabangg 3 to be a hit as well.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Johar said, ''A Salman Khan film is coming during the festive period of Christmas when the business is up at the Indian box office. It is a hardcore masala entertainer. Makers are releasing the film in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and are penetrating the south market as well. So, I am expecting a great start to the film at the box office.''
On being asked about why the film may not be able to beat the opening figures of Bharat, Girish said, "Bharat was a holiday release but Dabangg 3 releases on a working Friday.''
Dabangg and Dabangg 2 crossed the Rs 100 crore club. While the 2010 release Dabangg earned Rs 138.88 crore, Dabangg 2, a 2012 release, minted Rs 155 crore. The advance booking of the film had begun a week ahead of its release but was available on limited screens.The cop drama will release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Meanwhile, the makers recently announced that they have "voluntarily" removed certain scenes from the film's title track "Hud Hud Dabangg". The film had attracted controversy after a Hindu outfit objected to a sequence in the title song that shows saffron-clad sadhus dancing with guitars. Taking to Twitter, the official handle of Salman Khan Films posted, "Keeping everyone's sentiments in mind, we have voluntarily edited certain scenes from the song 'Hud Hud Dabangg'."