The release of the Bollywood film 'Dabangg' on September 11, 2010, gave birth to Salman Khan's character Chulbul Pandey. It is one of Salman Khan's most loved character to date. In the film, he plays the role of a brave, flamboyant policeman. He has a troubled relationship with his father, played by Vinod Khanna and stepbrother, Makkhi (Arbaaz Khan).
Chulbul Pandey became an instant favourite among the masses with the release of the film. Salman Khan's signature belt step in the title song of the film also became a hit. The actor took to his social media handle and thanked his fans for showering love on the movie over the years. He wrote, "Aaj 8 saal Ho Gaye Dabangg Ko... thank u for all the appreciation and love from Rajjo and Chulbul Pandey...see u in #Dabangg3 next year."
With Salman Khan promising 'Dabangg 3' for 2019, fans of the actor are thrilled and are eagerly anticipating the film. It was the song 'Munni Badnaam' from 'Dabangg' that brought in the trend of item song featuring actresses. The song featured Malaika Arora Khan along with Salman Khan and was a massive hit. In the second instalment, the item song 'Fevicol Se' featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan was equally successful.
This movie also marked the acting debut of Sonakshi Sinha, who played Rajjo in the film. She played an independent girl, who has the responsibility of her father. Chulbul Pandey falls for her fierce attitude and the two end up marrying after Rajjo's father passes away.
Celebrating eight years of her debut film, Sonakshi Sinha tweeted, "8 years of #Dabangg, 8 years of #chulbulandrajjo, 8 years of me doing what i love the most! Thank you @beingsalmankhan, @arbaazSkhan, #AbhinavKashyap for making me realize my calling! And thank YOU all, for all the love see u in #dabangg3 next year!!!"
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