Arbaaz away from ‘Dabangg 3’ due to personal issues

Vastavam web: Arbaaz Khan had turned director for Salman Khan-starrer “Dabangg 2” but with its third part in the offering he has taken a backseat from direction primarily due to issues in his personal life.The 2012 blockbuster film was the second installment in the series and with “Dabangg 3”, Arbaaz has handed over the reins to Prabhudeva.
In an interview with PTI, Arbaaz said, “I wanted the franchise to have a fresh feel to it. I did it with ‘Dabangg 2’. At this point I felt, a lot of things were happening in my life (referring to his separation from wife Malaika Arora), and that time there was only discussion about ‘Dabangg 2’.But at the same time, Arbaaz believes had he directed the third part in the popular franchise, he would have done a better job today.
“I do not regret the decision Hopefully, next time or if something else comes up (for direction) we’ll see,” he added.Arbaaz also insisted that in case of “Dabangg 3”, which will be a prequel, irrespective of who directs the project, “both Salman and me will be involved in the nitty-gritty of the film.”If there is a prequel being made, the makers would get somebody in Khanna’s place, he said, adding, “We need the character to be there. We need to do a screen test.”
The actor said the team has locked the one-liner idea for “Dabangg 3” and are now developing the screenplay.”This time we will have some resemblance to the first one (film) It should feel it is coming from the same stock.Arbaaz said the film will be about how Salman’s character was born, how he came into existence, what brought him into this scenario and how he turned into Chulbul Pandey.