Though the reasons in declining the offer are yet to be known, reports claim that the 38-year-old actor opted out of the project due to date issues. Interestingly, he is currently playing the same role in Osthi, the Tamil version of Dabangg.
Meanwhile, the makers of Gabbar Singh have started searching for a suitable face for the villain’s role. Sources say that they are planning to rope in Prakashraj to reprise the role played by Sonu Sood in the original. Directed by Harish Shankar, Gabbar Singh stars Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Haasan in the lead.