Superstar Salman Khan, who returns in his popular cop avatar of Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 3, has reacted to the ongoing storm over the Hud hud Dabangg song saying a certain section of people is trying to gain publicity by dragging the number unnecessarily into a controversy.
“It (Hud hud Dabangg) is our song since the beginning. People are just trying to get two minutes of fame by linking themselves with us. They try to gain some publicity out of it and they get it too. Fans also support them. So, it’s good. I don’t have any issues with it,” added the star, who was accompanied at the event by Warina Hussain, who shakes a leg with him in Munna badnaam hua, as well as Saiee Manjrekar, who makes her debut opposite him in the film, apart from the film’s director Prabhudheva, composers Sajid-Wajid and producers Arbaaz Khan, Bhushan Kumar and Nikhil Dwivedi.
Prabhudeva’s directorial Dabangg 3 landed in controversy when a Hindu outfit and sections of social media objected to a sequence in the title song Hud hud Dabangg that shows saffron-clad sadhus dancing with guitars. The outfit, Janajagruti Samiti, also sent a letter to the censor board demanding the censor certificate of the film be cancelled, even as #BoycottDabangg3 had trended on social media earlier this week.
Asked if he planned to take forward the Dabangg franchise after the third film, he said: “We stopped talking about Dabangg 3 much before we started making it. We have started talking about Dabangg 4. Right now, we have just announced Radhe and after that, there will be something else.”
“We tried to destroy Munni badnaam hui song actually. We tried to make it worse than the first one but it just turned out well! God has been on our side. Dabangg 3 is scheduled to release December 20.