Dabangg 3, the next instalment of the blockbuster Dabangg film series, is highly awaited. But despite being in news for such a long time now, the project has registered no progress at all. Reportedly, the film is still at the scripting stage and will mount floors only when the final script is locked.

We all know that no matter how many sequels to Dabangg are made, no one can replace superstar Salman Khan in the quirky character of Chulbul Pandey. But reports about actress Sonakshi Sinha, who played the female lead in Dabangg and Dabangg 2, being replaced in the third instalment have hit the headlines many times.

However, Arbaaz Khan, the producer of the franchise, has time and again said that Sonakshi will always remain an integral part of the series. Buzz also has it that Dabangg 3 will have two female leads. While Sonakshi is confirmed to continue her character, another actress will be signed on once the script is ready.

Recently, when Arbaaz was asked about the same, he said, “Sonakshi is definitely going to be there. Apart from her, even I don’t know who will be there. We will cast according to the script, which is currently in development.”

Arbaaz added that the team is aiming to start Dabangg 3 by the middle of this year.