Malaika Arora. Photograph:( WION Web Team )
Speculations were rife that Malaika, now separated from Arbaaz Khan, would be part of 'Dabangg 3' as well.
One of Malaika Arora's biggest hit was the song 'Munni Badnaam Hui' from the film 'Dabangg' which released in 2010. Back then she was married to the film's producer Arbaaz Khan and was part of the Khan family.
Cut to 2019, the third installment of the hit franchise is being shot and speculations were rife that Malaika, now separated from Arbaaz Khan, would be part of the third film as well. But Malaika has categorically denied being part of the project which is being helmed by Prabhudeva.
While speaking to a daily, Malaika 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.” She had also been involved with earlier two films as a producer.
Malaika though is keen on producing short films. "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. 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 whicb a woman was once considered oh-so-redundant. Today, she’s a lot freer in that same age window.”
Meanwhile, 'Dabangg 3' will have a male version of the original song that will feature Salman Khan. The film also co-stars Sonakshi Sinha and Arbaaz Khan.