South actors playing villains in mainstream Hindi movies has become sort of a trend. We had Prakashraj do this successfully and now we will see Sudeep take on Salman Khan in Dabangg 3.
Sudeep is not new to Hindi cinema; he has acted in films like Phoonk and Rann. But this is the first time that he will be getting a lot of attention, as much as if not more than the main lead of the film.
What is interesting about Sudeep being part of this film is that it was Prabhu Deva, who is directing Dabangg 3 who recommended the actor to Salman Khan. Thanks to the Celebrity Cricket League, Sudeep is not unknown to Salman, and given that Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan are pretty active in CCL, getting the actor on board would not have been a very difficult task. In an interview Prabhu Deva had mentioned that it was Sohail who was instrumental in getting Sudeep on board.
Salman Khan has already started shooting for the film with Sonakshi Sinha. A schedule in Indore was recently wrapped up. Sudeep is expected to join the team soon for the next schedule in Mumbai. Dabangg 3 will hit the screens on December 20 this year.
Besides this film, Sudeep has some interesting films coming up. He has the Telugu film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy starring Chiranjeevi in the lead role and in Kannada he has Kotigobba 3 and Pailwaan coming up soon.
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