Earlier, speculation was rife that Mahesh Manjrekar’s elder daughter Ashwami is going to make her Bollywood debut with Dabangg 3.
while it has been confirmed that Salman Khan will be romancing a new actress in Dabangg 3, no official announcement has been yet made about who will be the new face. There was speculation that the Bharat actor has found his leading lady, who will appear as his love interest in the flashback scenes, in Mahesh Majrekars’ elder daughter Ashwami Manjrekar. But now we hear that Manjrekar’s younger daughter Saiee will make her Bollywood debut opposite Salman and not her elder sister.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Salman is launching his friend, Mahesh Manjrekar’s younger daughter, Saiee, in his cop-drama. A source close to the development told the daily, “She plays Salman’s love interest and her role is primarily in the prequel. However, life comes full circle as the character has relevance to the conflict Chulbul is battling in the present.”
It is the third film in the Dabangg franchise which is being directed by Prabhudheva. While first film was directed by Anurag Kashyap’s brother Abhinav Kashyap, the second part was directed by Salman’s brother Arbaaz Khan.
The report says that Ashwami has no plans to enter Bollywood and it is her younger sister who aspires to make it big in the industry. The young actress has already shot for a major chunk of her portions with Salman Khan. The source added, “A song will also be picturised on the duo.”
Apart from Saiee, the film also has a new antagonist in southern star Kichcha Sudeep. About the actor, the source said, “His character is more like the parallel lead rather than the stereotypical villain. He starts off on a positive track but situations eventually turn him into the bad guy. He is involved in a Tom and Jerry fight with Salman and there are several confrontations scenes between the two.”
In Dabangg 3, Salman Khan will be seen as a young cop in his 20s for which the actor has to lose some extra kilos. Salman has been hitting gym to get into shape and portray the role effectively. The team is currently shooting in Phaltan, a small town on the outskirts of Maharashtra. The videos and pictures of the actors from the town went viral on Monday.