The countdown for one of the most awaited releases of 2019, Dabangg 3 which features Salman Khan in his loved avatar of Chulbul Pandey, has started. As it is the norm for all big films, the trade is expecting the cop drama to take a solid start at the box-office, consolidating factors like the stardom of Salman along with the power of Dabangg franchise. Bollywood Hungama has exclusively learnt that Dabangg 3 will be Bollywood’s widest release till date by surpassing the previous record holder, Thugs of Hindostan. The Aamir Khan film, which released during the Diwali 2018 weekend, release on almost 5000 screens (4950 to be precise) in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
However, our sources confirm that Dabangg 3 is eyeing to release on 5400 screens across the country. “It is releasing in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, and will easily be the biggest release for a Bollywood film. Sudeep’s presence has ensured ample of demand for the action entertainer in Karnataka, and the exhibitors are very keen to screen the film during the Christmas weekend,” revealed a source close to the development.
The film’s story is written by Salman Khan, and the actor is taking keen interest in locking the final edit of the film too, thereby ensuring that the exhibitors at single screens don’t face the programming issue in running five shows. Dabangg 3 also features Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan in pivotal roles and marks the acting debut of Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter, Saiee. The film is slated to release on December 20.
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