Dabangg 3: Cast and crew heap praise on Salman Khan in this special video

Salman Khan has been playing cop Chulbul Pandey ever since the Dabangg franchise began in 2010.

Chulbul Pandey has over the years become one of Salman Khan's most loved characters. And this is exactly what the team behind the third installment of Dabangg is revealing in a special video released by the makers.

In the video titled "Meet Chulbul Pandey", we have director Prabhudhev, leading ladies Sonakshi Sinha and Saiee Manjrekar, actor Kichcha Sudeep and several others talk about Salman's onscreen and off screen aura, the unseen side of Chulbul Pandey and how Salman switches between his real and reel avatar at the drop of a hat.

"He always makes things larger than life, very impactful and powerful," Sonakshi shares in the video. Saiee, who makes her Bollywood debut with Dabangg 3, adds, "Salman sir has been the most instrumental for me to be here. He has been so accommodating, so sweet and kind. He's made me so comfortable on set."

Sudeep, who plays the main villain in the film, says, "When everybody says okay, I see him walk up and say 'one more'. He is a very strong character. He is a wonderful person. On set, I see everybody loving him so much."

As shots from Dabangg 3 play out, they are juxtaposed with Salman's real shots from the sets and around his fans. DOP Mahesh Limaye says, "When he comes, walks on the set, he is in a T-shirt and denims. But as soon as he wears the shirt and mustache and sunglasses, he is Chulbul Pandey."

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After unveiling several character posters and teasers, Dabangg 3's trailer was released last month, leaving fans excited. Also starring Arbaaz Khan, Pramod Khanna and others, the third film in the action franchise is set to release on December 20.