The shooting of Dabangg 3 is going on, and the question that looms large over fans heads is if Munni aka Malaika Arora will be part of the film. The actress made waves with her item number Munni Badnaam Hu in the first film of the franchise.
In an recent interview with Times Of India, when Malaika was quizzed whether she will be a part of Dabangg 3, the actress said, "No my dear, I am not involved with the film. Everyone involved with the project has moved on and I only wish each and everyone all the best for the venture."
The Dabangg franchise stars Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role. Earlier, it was reported that instead of any actress, Dabangg 3 will have Salman dancing on an item number.
A source close to the development informed a daily that the popular Munni Badnaam song will be recreated but with a twist. The source said, "Malaika Arora’s foot-tapping item number Munni Badnam Hui will be re-created and will feature Salman. This time, it will be presented to the audiences with a different twist."
The source added, "The lyrics will undergo a drastic change too. And Salman has decided to wear the overcoat of this Badnami himself and the song will be called Munna Badnaam Hua."
Coming to Malaika, she also revealed plans for her upcoming project in the interview. She said, "I would definitely want to produce some really good content in my company. The kind of content you see across platforms, in films and otherwise, is so promising. I might actually produce a short film or something but nothing immediately."
She added, "A lot of ideas have come my way and I am just taking my time to green light one or some of them. Actually, this is the best time of my life. For any woman today, life actually begins post 40. It’s an age in which a woman was once considered oh-so-redundant. Today, she’s a lot freer in that same age window.
Arbaaz Khan, Malaika's ex-husband, has produced and featured in all the three films of the Dabangg franchise. Malaika and Arbaaz ended her 18-year-old marriage in 2016. The couple has a 16-year-old son named Arhaan.