Mumbai: Okay, the sequel to Dabangg has recorded its first casualty. According to grapevine Sonu Sood has opted out of the flick that will be directed by Arbaaz Khan.

He felt that he's in for a shortchange after Prakash Raj was signed  to play the main antagonist in Salman Khan's return as Chulbul Pandey.

Having earned acclaim for his portrayal as Chhedi Singh in the 2010 blockbuster, it is learnt that Sonu doesn't want to jeopardise his image by playing Prakash's sidekick. Chalo, good for him.