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Dabangg 3 (transl. Fearless 3) is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Prabhu Deva, and produced by Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan under their respective banners of Salman Khan Films and Arbaaz Khan Productions.[1] The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Dabangg 2 and the third installment of Dabangg film series. It is written by Dilip Shukla. The story is set in the State of Madhya Pradesh.[2] The film features Salman Khan,[3] Sonakshi Sinha,[4] Arbaaz Khan[5] and Mahie Gill reprising their roles from the previous film, while Sudeep[6][7] plays the antagonist. The film is scheduled for release in 20 December 2019 in Hindi along with Kannada, Tamil & Telugu dubbed versions.[8]

Dabangg 3
Dabangg 3 poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byPrabhu Deva
Produced bySalman Khan
Arbaaz Khan
Nikhil Dwivedi
Written byDilip Shukla
Aloke Upadhyaya
Screenplay byPrabhu Deva
Dilip Shukla
Aloke Upadhyaya
StarringSalman Khan
Sonakshi Sinha
Arbaaz Khan
Mahie Gill
Music bySongs:
Sandeep Shirodkar
CinematographyMahesh Limaye
Edited byRitesh Soni
Salman Khan Films
Arbaaz Khan Productions
Saffron Broadcast & Media Limited
Release date
  • 20 December 2019 (2019-12-20)




In 2013, it was reported that Dabangg 3 will be a prequel.[10][11][12][13][14] In 2014, during the promotion of his production Dolly Ki Doli director of the series Arbaaz Khan confirmed that Dabangg 3 will indeed happen and that the pre-production of it will start soon. He added: “It has to be an out of the box idea, only then we can think of making it into a film. Dabangg 3 will not be about the story being carried forward but something very different coming in way.”[13] In March 2015, Arbaaz Khan said that he may not direct Dabangg 3 due to the high workload of being a producer, actor and director.[15] In April 2015, Arbaaz Khan said that the film may take one or two years to shape up as it was postponed due to Sultan.[16] After much speculation,[17][18] it is confirmed in August 2016, that Sonakshi Sinha will be part of Dabangg 3 and another actress might join her.[19][20] Later in that month it was reported that Kajol was offered the role of an antagonist, but she refused to play it, as she told the media that "her role was not as strong as that of Salman".[21]

In October 2017, it was reported that the writers had started scripting the film, and it would go on floors by the mid 2018.[22][23][24] In the following month, it was confirmed by Arbaaz Khan that Prabhu Deva would direct the film, and he will look after the creative control.[25] As of March 2018, Deva confirmed that he will direct the film and Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Arbaaz Khan will be portray their earlier respective character. Sajid-Wajid will again compose for the film soundtrack. On 31 March 2019, Salman and Arbaaz arrived in Indore to begin shooting for Dabangg 3 from 1 April[26]


On 31 March 2019, Salman and Arbaaz arrived in Indore (Part of the shooting take place in Maheshawar near to Indore) to begin shooting for Dabangg 3 from 1 April.[26]


The songs are composed by Sajid-Wajid lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil. And the film score is composed by Sandeep Shirodkar.



Salman Khan revealed first posters of Dabangg 3 with film release date on 26 April 2019.[27] Before some months of filming, Dabangg 3 was said to be slated for release on May 22, 2020, coinciding with Eid-ul-Fitr. When it was announced that Inshallah, another film starring Khan, would be released on the day, the producers pushed the release date of Dabangg 3 to December 20, 2019, coinciding with Christmas. However, in August 2019, Khan announced on Twitter that Inshallah would not be released in 2020.[clarification needed][28]

On 11 September 2019 with 100 days remaining to release of the film, motion posters were released in four languages.[29][30]


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  2. ^ "Salman Khan & Arbaaz Khan kick off the shoot for 'Dabangg 3' in their hometown".
  3. ^ "Dabangg 3: Does Salman Khan's Chulbul Pandey take on the land mafia in the film? Here's what we know".
  4. ^ "Dabangg 3 Actress Sonakshi Sinha Says That She 'Can Play Rajjo In Sleep Too'".
  5. ^ "'Dabangg 3' starts rolling tomorrow, Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan touch down at Indore - Times of India ►". The Times of India.
  6. ^ Team, Filmymonkey (9 April 2019). "Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 plot LEAKED; This south Indian superstar will play the main Villain".
  7. ^ "'Dabangg 3': Sudeep to play the main antagonist in the Salman Khan starrer? - Dabangg to Kick: Salman Khan's upcoming sequels". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Dabangg 3 to release in December 2019, Salman Khan confirms". 15 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Dabangg 3: Salman Khan to match steps with Loveyatri actress Warina Hussain in Munna Badnaam Hua?". India Today. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 to be a prequel". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 26 December 2012.
  11. ^ ""Dabangg 3 will be a Prequel" – Salman Khan". Koimoi.
  12. ^ "Dabangg 3 to be a prequel".
  13. ^ a b "Arbaaz Khan: Dabangg 3 will definitely happen". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "Sonakshi Sinha not in 'Dabangg 3'". dna.
  15. ^ "I may or may not direct 'Dabangg 3': Arbaaz Khan". India TV News.
  16. ^ "'Dabangg 3' may take one or two years, says Arbaaz Khan". 6 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Will Parineeti Chopra replace Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg 3? - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". 19 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Sonakshi Sinha not in Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 because of bad blood?". India Today. 7 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Another actress might join Sonakshi in Salman's Dabangg 3: Arbaaz Khan". 30 August 2016.
  20. ^ "Dabangg 3: If Rajjo is in the film, I'll play her, says Sonakshi Sinha". India Today. 24 August 2016.
  21. ^ "Kajol refuses the villain's role in Salman's 'Dabangg 3'?". 17 August 2016.
  22. ^ "Dabangg 3 shoot will start by middle of next year, reveals Arbaaz Khan". 26 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Dabangg 3 to go on floors in mid 2018. Will Salman-Arbaaz be able to recreate the magic?". India Today. 26 October 2017.
  24. ^ "Finally, we have an update on Dabangg 3 from Arbaaz Khan". Times Now.
  25. ^ "Dabangg 3:Prabhu Deva to direct Salman Khan-starrer 'Dabangg 3', confirms Arbaaz Khan".
  26. ^ a b Sonali, Kriti (31 March 2019). "Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan arrive in Indore for Dabangg 3 shoot". Indian Express. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  27. ^ Jaganiya, Hitesh (26 April 2019). "Salman's Dabangg 3 gets a release date, check dabangg 3 first poster". Bollywood Mascot. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  28. ^ "Sanjay Leela Bhansali Might Make Inshallah Without Salman Khan. Alia Bhatt Stays: Report". Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  29. ^ "Dabangg 3: Official Motion Poster - Salman Khan - Sonakshi Sinha - Prabhu Deva - 20th December 2019". YouTube. Salman Khan Films. 11 September 2019.
  30. ^ "[VIDEO] Dabangg 3 teaser: Salman Khan commands, 'Swagat toh karo hamara'". Times Now News. 11 September 2019.

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