Dabangg 3 is currently being shot which will see Salman reprise his role as a cop named Chulbul Pandey, produced Arbaaz said unlike James Bond spy films, the team cannot go looking for another actor after every two odd years.
Talking about the third installment of the franchise, the producer said, "'Dabangg' is an actor-driven franchise. It took us seven years to make the third part and we don't know how much time it will take to make the fourth one. It is dependent on one actor, Salman Khan.
He told PTI, "It is not like a James Bond kind of series that you work with an actor for two years and then with someone else... the character of Chulbul Pandey is evergreen and it will go on. Till the time we have the actor and we can do something with him age wise, we will do it..
Making similarities between international blockbuster series such as Sylvester Stallone's Rocky, Arbaaz said only Stallone can be Rocky and no one else. He said, "Similarly, Sanjay Dutt will be a part of Munna Bhai series... I had heard they are getting Aamir Khan for it. I feel some franchises don't work like that, you need to have them throughout the whole thing.When you are doing an Indiana Jones, you need to have Harrison Ford. Now that he is old, the franchise is not moving ahead. If you want to take it forward after a break, you will have to create a new Harrison Ford.
Arbaaz, who will reprise his role as Salman's on-screen brother Makkhi.