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Director Anup Bhandari pens all songs for Kannada version of Dabanng 3, starring Salman Khan, Sudeep- Cinema express

Director Anup Bhandari pens all songs for Kannada version of Dabanng 3

The trailer of the Kannada version of Dabanng 3 will be launched on October 23 at an event in PVR theatre, Koramangala

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Published: 21st October 2019

The trailer of Salman Khan's upcoming film, Dabanng 3, is set to be released on October 23. Incidentally, the Kannada version will have Salman dubbing for himself in the language for the first time. The trailer launch event will be held at PVR theatre, Koramangala. The film, directed by Prabhudheva, and starring Sudeep as the antagonist, features Sonakshi Sinha as the female lead.

Interestingly, director Anup Bhandari, who is helming a Kannada film with Sudeep in the lead, is penning the lyrics for the Kannada version of Dabangg 3. He reveals that the songs are all unique and can be released as an independent album. 

“The team of Dabangg 3 have high standards. They are treating Dabangg 3 as another Kannada film,” says Anup, adding, “I was asked by producer Jack Manju whether I could write one song for Dabangg 3, and I wrote it. The moment Sudeep heard it, he wanted me to write all the six songs. That’s how it started, and I had a lot of fun writing them.”

The Rangitaranga director, who is also known for his music composition, says he did not translate the Hindi songs word for word. “I picked up the essence of the song before writing the lyrics. Though the meaning and the visuals remain intact, you can find a lot of difference between the two versions,” says Anup, who took 2-3 hours to pen each song. “The ideas were just clicking and I felt it easy to write the songs.”

Anup feels this is a different kind of work coming from him. “It shows another side of me, which has not been seen in my other two films. We are keen to have some local singers as part of the album, which is yet to happen. In fact, music directors Sajid-Wajid, who have heard a few tracks, felt that the Kannada album sounds different from the rest of the languages, and that’s a compliment. I am happy to start as an independent lyricist in a film that stars Salman Khan and Kichcha Sudeep. I couldn’t have asked for more,” he concludes.

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