it has nothing to do with salman stardom
mpk workded becaue of film made by one of most talented and greatest director in history of world cinema so full credit wen to suraj sir,
dabangg well it workded due to munni item song and chartbusters music
dabangg 2 worked due to sequel of already popular film
kick again a south remake
so any actor in place of salman would have been same blockbusters.