After the 'Twitter clash' between the ace director Anurag Kashyap and producer Arbaaz Khan on Abhinav Kashyap's drop out from Dabangg 2 making, the gap between the Khans and Kashyaps has widened.
In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, the producer Arbaaz Khan said that the Salman Khan's character Chulbul Pandey in the film Dabangg was not the creation of director Abhinav Kashyap. He added that Dabangg's original creator was Dilip Shukla, who used to work with Abhinav earlier. However, later both of them parted ways and Abhinav with the Dabangg team twisted the story according to their requirement and made Dabangg that clicked.
On the other hand when Abhinav was asked about the master mind behind the character Chulbul Pandey, the director himself took away all the credit saying that he wanted an entertaining name for the character and what other than Chulbul Pandey would have suited the character best.
While, Arbaaz is upset about Ahinav's exit, he understands that none of the cast and crew of Dabangg are obliged to stick to the next production of the same. When Arbaaz was asked to comment on Anurag's tweet taunting Salman which read, “Salman Khan thinks he made my brother's life. Hope he does the same for Arbaaz when he does Dabangg 2. All The Best." The producer replied, “ My answer is that Salman has already made my life."
On the other side director Abhinav Kashyap in an interview with Bangalore Mirror, cleared that he is presently writing a story and has not opted out of Dabangg because of Shahrukh Khan. The director added that he wanted to move on and he is sure that Arbaaz will give his best by directing Dabangg 2 as he knows in and out of the film. Abhinav ended the interview by saying, “As of now mujhe jeena diya jaye (let me live)."
To this the Dabangg producer told, “ There is no need for him to panic." The blockbuster producer Arbaaz accepted that Abhinav is a talented writer and he had all the rights to move on in his career. He added that he was not bound to only Dabangg series.
We, hope that the fissures between the two is soon filled and we get to see them work together in future.
The Khans and Kashyap's war of words continues!