Salman Khan feels a character named Chulbul Pandey lives in a parallel universe. He says he feels a strong parallel existence of his onscreen avatar -- as he often feels overwhelmed with the outpour of love and warmth he receives from his fans for the Dabangg franchise.
Salman took on the cop avatar with the first installment of "Dabangg" in 2010. It has became very popular among his fans and followers. He will be back as the fun police officer with the upcoming "Dabangg 3".
"For the last nine years, I feel a strong parallel existence of Chulbul Pandey. I am overwhelmed with the love and support that the fans gave the character," Salman said.
The actor opened up about how Chulbul Pandey is not just a character for him but is an entirely different persona that he likes to embrace.
"Once I wear my police vardi and moustache, I am no more Salman Khan, I am Chulbul Pandey," he added.
Directed by Prabhudeva and produced by Salma Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Nikhil Dwivedi under the banner of Salman Khan Films, the film also features Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz, Amole Gupte, Mahie Gill, and Tinnu Anand.
Preity Zinta makes a special appearance, and the film marks the debut of actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar. It is slated to release on December 20.
(with inputs from IANS)