By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, Oct. 31 -- If you thought the director was the captain of the ship for a film, it's not the case with a Salman Khanstarrer. The actor's 2010 film, Dabangg, went on to be one of the biggest hits of all time, by his own ability and this time around, for its sequel, around, for its sequel, Salman is not loosening the rein.
Music composer duo Sajid-Wajid admit that they are ready with five tracks for Dabangg 2, but await Salman's final approval. "We have composed five songs and have done the initial song sitting with Arbaaz bhai and all my five songs have been selected. We are just waiting for the green signal of Salman bhai," says Sajid.
For Sajid, it's a great advantage when star actors like Salman involve themselves with a project. "Salman bhai is so experienced. He understands his crowd, their tastes and selects songs accordingly. He puts his 200 per cent into visualising its outcome," he says.
The music director confesses that composing music for the sequel of a blockbuster, whose soundtrack became a staple on the radio waves, can be a big challenge. "Dabangg was such a big hit with great songs that expectations from Dabangg 2's music have doubled and so has the risk of composing it," says Sajid adding, "So we brothers (composer Wajid) decided to give the sequel our best shot. We know that people are expecting a lot from us this time around too."
Like the original, Arbaaz Khan will produce the sequel too. However, this time, the actor, who played a key role in Dabangg, will also take over the director's chair from first-timer Abhinav Kashyap. "The script has turned out really well. The way Arbaaz bhai narrates the sequences, makes me feel that he is not under any pressure at all, and he seems to have a good grip over Dabangg 2 completely," he says. In recent time, Arbaaz Khan has cast south baddie Prakash Raj as the villain in Dabangg 2 and Sonakshi Sinha continues as leading lady.