Actor Salman Khan has kick-started the shoot of Dabangg 3, the third film in the popular cop franchise. Currently, the team is filming the title song with Salman and 500 background dancers at the Ahilya Fort in Madhya Pradesh’s Maheshwar. Now, a daily has learnt about the story of the film. Interestingly, Salman’s Chulbul Pandey will be seen dealing with two stories in the film. Dabangg 3 reportedly has the character dealing with his past in flashbacks and present, in which he gets to fight with the baddie, played by actor Kichcha Sudeep.

As reported by Mumbai Mirror, Dabangg 3 is going to have everything that it’s known for – humour, action, drama and romance. The daily quoted a source close to the film development revealing that Chulbul’s past will come to hound him in the third Dabangg film. The source said, “In his back story, which is a kind of prequel, Chulbul will be shown as a local goon with a heart of gold and a lengthy flashback will cover his metamorphosis into a Robin Hood cop. The conflict in the present with Sudeep is connected to his past before Chulbul got into uniform. Everything that the brand is synonymous with has been retained and adapted keeping modern-day sensibilities in mind.”

The source also added that after shooting the title track, Salman will start wrapping up the action scenes that includes a lot of bike chasing. The daily reported, “This will be followed by an action sequence on bikes involving Chulbul and his brother, Makkhi (played by actor-producer Arbaaz Khan). It will end with a week-long shoot in Mandeshwar.”

Dabangg 3 brings Salman back with Prabhu Deva, who directed him in 2009 release, Wanted. Actor Sonakshi Sinha has also returned to play the character of Rajjo, Chulbul Pandey’s wife. The film also features actors Rajesh Sharma and Nawab Shah in important roles. As per the report, after finishing the Maheshwar schedule, the team will move to Wai in Maharashtra for an 80-day marathon schedule. Dabangg 3 eyes a December release this year.