Sonakshi played village belle Rajjo, wife to superstar Salman Khan’s Chulbul Pandey in the previous two parts of the hit action franchise. There has been a lot of speculation around her casting in the third movie. While director Arbaaz Khan hasn’t completely ruled out her involvement, he has said that “things depend on the script”.
Sonakshi, on her part, had been dodging media’s posers on the development, until today when she said, “The script is not in place as they (makers) are still working on it. My character didn’t die in Dabangg 2. Rajjo will always be Rajjo irrespective of how they take the story forward. If there is a character of Rajjo in Dabangg 3, it will always be played by me,” the actress said in an interview.
Sonakshi added she is even open for a guest appearance in the movie. “Even if they (makers) need me for guest appearance I will still do it.” The actress also asked the media to stop speculating about her casting as the film’ script is not even ready yet. “There is a lot of speculation happening. One day media writes I am doing it, the other day it says I am not doing it.
“There is no conversation about Dabangg 3 between us (Salman, Arbaaz and me) as the script is not ready. So I would request media to stop speculating when the time is right producer Arbaaz will say.”
Dabangg marked 29-year-old Sonakshi’s entry into Bollywood and hence, for the actress, the film series will always hold a special place. “I am what I am today because of Dabangg and because of my role in the film. It’s my first film and my character I will always be grateful and loyal to that film.” Sonakshi, meanwhile, will be next seen in A R Murugadoss’ Akira alongside Anurag Kashyap and Konkana Sen Sharma.
Last Updated 6:43 PM IST