@Roman nah pretty sure who paid for it. Because the same gang were requesting for Ready 2.
The point is making Dabangg 3 at the time when Simmba was blasting through the box office was the correct decision. Making sequels isn't easy. Singham Returns is not a sequel for that matter. It's just unrelated to Singham 1.
Dabangg - Relationship drama with masala action set in a village focusing on Chulbul Pandey.
Dabangg 2 - Relationship drama with masala action set in a bigger city focusing on Chulbul Pandey
Dabangg 3 - Relationship drama with masala action focusing on Chulbul Pandey's life before & after.
The template was right. It was the execution that faltered.
Singham - Masala action focusing on Bajirao Singham's life in a village & then being transferred to a bigger city. Ofcourse remake fo Singam.
Singham Returns - erase Singham. Remake Pratibandh. Bigger city, just continue with Singham character & let audience associate themselves with previous part.
Simmba - remake of Temper. Fit into Shetty cop universe. Make Singham a father figure to Simmba. If Singham is Tony Stark then Simmba is his Peter Parker.
Sooryavanshi - whichever film's remake it's going to be.
You see the grandeur here. I see the fall of stories. Dabangg franchise didn't capitalize on grandeur. But they remained true to the world of Chulbul, that tone was kept same even though the character arc got messed up. Shetty Cop Universe don't have a tone. Sooryavanshi might well has been Singham 3, instead they made into a standalone film. Made Akki's character designation as task force guy & just like that, giving the character a larger scope for bigger action ergo grandeur.