The remake rights of the film have been purchased by producers Mohan Apparao and T Ramesh for a record amount.
The producers who last made the hit Uthamaputhiran with Dhanush a remake of Telugu Ready, feels remakes are a safe at the box-office.
They beat three other producers to get the remake rights of Dabangg at a whopping price.
Remember, Dabangg is being remade in Telugu as Gabbar Singh by Pawan Kalyan.
Sources close to Simbu say that he has confirmed to do Dabangg in Tamil. Simbu will play Chulbul Pandey, the dirty and funny cop with shades of grey made memorable by Salman Khan in Tamil.
The other details are being worked out and an official announcement will be made shortly.