When Salman’s Khan Dabangg released and became a superhit, actors in the south started clamouring for the rights.
While Tollywood’s Pawan Kalyan got the Telugu role, Kollywood’s young actor Simbubagged the Tamil one. Titled Gabbar Singh in Telugu, the recently released films that has Shruti Haasan in Sonakshi’s role has turned out to be a hit. Simbu’s Dabangg remake, Osthe, was released in Diwali last year and didn’t make much of an impact at the box office. A major glitch industry sources say is that Simbu was too young to play the role essayed by Sallu. Salman played a mature man and Pawan Kalyan had the traits. But Simbu’s young college boy looks didn’t convince audience of him being a tough rowdy cop.