Arbaaz admits the stylized action sequences were Salman"s idea. “There was this prevalent belief about Dabangg that it was a gritty realistic offbeat kind of film. We didn"t want that kind of branding for Dabanng. We wanted this to be a full-on action film, bigger than Wanted. In fact bigger in terms of action than anything Salman has done before." The five action sequences, the film"s highlight were shot over a period of 60 days. And though Arbaaz isn"t willing to reveal it, the fight in the climax alone is 20 minutes long.
Says Arbaaz, “Let"s just say we shot the action scenes for 60 days which is the time spent shooting an average full-length feature film. These action films are done with special effects, the way Jackie Chan"s stunts are shot". Apparently, Salman conceived the fights in collaboration with his stunt director.
Says Arbaaz, “I don"t think Salman has contributed more from behind-the-camera to any of his films. Earlier in some of his films he tried to make suggestions, which were unfortunately not taken well. In Dabangg we welcomed Salman"s inputs warmly. He has added considerably to the film"s overall mood and feeling, especially in the action scenes".
Apparently, Salman is now all set to direct his own film.