New Delhi, Oct 9: Salman Khan is all geared up for the release of his upcoming film Dabangg 3. After releasing the first motion poster of the film recently, the actor today introduced the villain of this action drama. South star Kiccha Sudeep is playing the role of Balli, the lead antagonist in Dabangg 3.
Salman Khan took to social media to introduce Kiccha Sudeep as the villain in Dabangg 3. Sharing the first look of the Pailwaan actor, the Bharat actor wrote, "Villain jitna bada ho, usse bhidne mein utna hi mazaa aata hai. Introducing Sudeep Kiccha as Balli in Dabangg 3. #KicchaSudeepInDabangg3 (sic)."
Sonakshi Snha also took to social media to introduce the Kannada star. She wrote, "Meet Sudeep Kiccha aka Balli as Chulbul Pandey's nemesis in #Dabangg3! #KicchaSudeepInDabangg3 (sic)."
Villain jitna bada ho, usse bhidne mein utna hi mazaa aata hai.
Introducing Sudeep Kiccha as Balli in 'Dabangg 3'.#KicchaSudeepInDabangg3@KicchaSudeep @arbaazSkhan @sonakshisinha @saieemmanjrekar @PDdancing @nikhil_dwivedi @SKFilmsOfficial @saffronbrdmedia pic.twitter.com/vvZYvroHYF
— Chulbul Pandey (@BeingSalmanKhan) October 8, 2019
It was on Monday that Salman Khan announced the wrap of Dabangg 3 on the birth anniversary of veteran actor Vinod Khanna. The actor shared a video in which he is seen standing with the entire team of the film. Vinod Khanna played Chulbul Pandey's father, Prajapati Pandey, in two of the previous installments of the Dabangg franchise. In Dabangg 3, Vinod Khanna's brother Pramod Khanna will be seen reprising the role of Prajapati Pandey.
The promotions of Dabangg 3 have kick-started with a bang. Recently, Salman Khan took to social media to announce that he will be promoting the film in his Chulbul Pandey avatar. In a quirky video, in which Salman Khan is seen in his Chulbul Pandey avatar, the actor reveals that the handsome police inspector will promote the film till its release.
He said, "Baat karte ho Pandeyji, Jab Chulbul Pandey se judey hai poore India ke emotions, toh Salman Khan kyun karenge Dabangg ke promotions? Picture humari, poster humara, toh promote bhi toh hum hi karenge na. Aaj se lekar 20 December tak aur uske baad bhi swaagat toh karo humara."
The third film of the Dabangg franchise is directed by Prabhu Deva. The first film was directed by Anurag Kashyap's brother Abhinav Kashyap, while Dabangg 2 was directed by Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan.
Dabangg 3 will also see Sonakshi Sinha reprise her role of Rajjo. Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar is making her big Bollywood debut with the cop drama. Salman Khan was seen with the debutante at the recently held IIFA awards. Dabangg 3 has two parallel tracks - one set in the present and the other tracing Chulbul Pandey's past, and fans are excited to see Salman Khan back on the 70 mm as Chulbul Pandey.
Dabangg 3 will be released in four Indian languages - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam on December 20, 2020.