In a recent interview to a leading daily, Salman Khan said that when Abhinav came to them for Dabangg, it was a very dry art kind of film and there were no songs earlier in the movie and they had to change that. Salman says that it was Arbaaz who told Abhinav Kashyap that if he wants to make a commercial film, he should add commercial touch and songs to it. But later Abhinav walked out of the sequel.
Salman Khan said that he even called Abhinav later, "I did a lot. I told him - 'I don't know who has tutored you to refuse the sequel. Meri baat mano, do the film.' I called him twice. Then his brother (Anurag) gave some weird interviews and went on Twitter and all that stuff happened."
Hmm...we must say that Anurag Kashyap has got some guts!