Dabangg 3 starring Salman Khan as the iconic Chulbul Pandey, has begun its box office collection with a bang on Friday. The film opened to a large estimate of somewhere around Rs. 24.5 crores India biz. However, the total is still low compared to earlier predictions due to the CAA protests that are happening all around the country.
The protests have hit the box office hard and both Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker and Dabbang 3 have underperformed as a result. Despite all this, the film has been able to mint in audiences all around the country. The film got criticized for relying overly on Salman's fanbase but it still seems to be working in the film's favor.
The third installment of the Dabangg franchise follows the story of a young Chulbul Pandey before he became a cop. The film is produced by Salman's brother Arbaaz and is directed by Prabhu Deva. The film also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Saiee Manjrekar in pivotal roles.