The Bollywood veteran and his producing partner and brother Arbaaz Khan will work with an entirely new crew for the follow-up, according to The Times of India.
A source said: "The earlier plan was to retain the entire cast and crew barring of course [director] Abhinav Kashyap who had already opted out of the sequel.
"Dileep Shukla was roped in to write Dabangg 2. As the script developed, Arbaaz Khan realised that he'll have to work within a new setup and with an entirely new set of manpower for the film."
Arbaaz confirmed that the original team has been replaced for the purposes of the new movie.
He said: "We know what we're doing. It's Dileep Shukla who has written the sequel. But it is my vision and ideas that have been put into the screenplay. I know exactly how I want to shoot the film.
"Why are people presuming that I'd have to depend on creative resources from the first Dabangg to make Dabangg 2? I've been born into a film family.
"I grew up hearing scripts and people talking cinema. I know enough about cinema to turn director confidently. It's true we don't have the original crew on board. We've hired a first-rate group of fresh technicians for Dabangg 2."
In September, the actor said that the critical mauling of Bodyguard was unfair because "so many people's lives" are dependent on the success of a film.
He also said that his first priority is his health after he was forced to miss the premiere of the movie because of emergency surgery for a nerve disorder.