'Dabangg 3': Kichcha Sudeepa says he prepared to fight Salman Khan, not Chulbul Pandey

Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeepa will play the villain in Salman Khan starrer 'Dabangg 3' . The film marks the return of Salman and Sonakshi Sinha to the franchise as Chulbul Pandey and Rajjo meet after seven years. In a recent interview with a leading newspaper, Sudeep opened up to work with Khan and his transformation to match Salman's physique and character.

He said he trained very hard. Salman has a good physique to show, but he didn't. He played a fighter in 'Pailwaan', he had a definition, but he didn't have the volume necessary for the movie. He began to jump and ride a bike to get fit. The 26-day schedule was carried out in sets built in Dahisar that included brutal and blunt fights, including close combat scenes.

The South superstar drew similarities between Khan's on and off-screen people. He said, for him, his ability to deliver his act successfully came from the realization that he wasn't dealing with Chulbul Pandey, but Salman Khan himself.

Speaking of the movie, he will also present Mahesh Manjrekar the daughter of Saiee , which is also doing its great Bollywood debut . Directed by Prabhudeva and produced by Salma Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Nikhil Dwivedi, the film is scheduled to premiere on December 20, 2019.