Salman Khan is among the top actors in Bollywood today. The actor is known best for the Dabangg roles that he plays. Salman is always appreciated for the excellent acting skills. Salman Khan made his acting debut in the 1989 romantic drama film Maine Pyar Kiya. The star has appeared in more than 70 films as a lead since then. With each passing year, Salman Khan’s performance and choice of films have been getting better.
In 2010, Salman Khan played the lead character in Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabangg. The film also cast Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood in lead roles. The plot of the film revolves around a corrupt police officer, who faces challenges from his family, gangsters and politicians. Here are some lesser-known facts about Dabangg. Read ahead to know more-
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Dabangg’s lesser-known facts
- The film marks as Sonakshi Sinha's debut.
- Salman Khan sported a moustache for the first time in his film career. Arbaaz Khan revealed it was Salman Khan's suggestion to keep a moustache look, which Arbaaz also liked.
- This movie shares many of the cast members with another one of Salman Khan’s film, Wanted (2009). Also, Salman Khan plays a cop in both movies.
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- Dimple Kapadia, who is just a few years older than Salman and Arbaaz, plays their mother.
- In both Dabangg and its sequel, a Tollywood actor (Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj) plays the antagonist.
- Munni Badnaam Huyee was a remake of the song Lounda Badnaam Hua from the album, Rock Dancer.
- Om Puri was angry with the makers when his role was cut to a three-scene cameo, as originally his role was lengthier with more scenes with Salman.
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- Apparently, Abhinay Kashyap, brother of Anurag Kashyap, wanted to make the film a gritty realistic fare like his brother's films. At that point, Randeep Hooda was to play the lead role. However, when Arbaaz Khan heard the script, he decided to up the film's budget and make it a full-fledged masala commercial film. Wanting it to be a big hit, Salman Khan changed the entire script and brought in action, one-liners and also the item song.
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