Sources close to the industry have predicted that as Abhinav Kashyap and Arbaaz Khan have parted ways, the rights of Dabangg story may arise in the future. It is not sure about, who has the copy rights of the film. Though, Abhinav has claimed that it was his idea and the story of the film, Arbaaz have always credited it to director's associate Dilip Shukla.
However, Arbaaz Khan has said that they have the rights of Dabangg and nobody could claim that it is their story. He also added that Abhinav Kashyap has got his credit for directing and co-writing. Meanwhile, he is planning to launch the second instalment of the film in December 2011.