Dabangg 3 is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action comedy 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. The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Dabangg 2 and the third installment of Dabangg film series. The screenplay of the film is written by Salman Khan, Prabhu Deva and Alok Upadhyaye. The story is set in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The film features Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan and Mahie Gill reprising their roles from the previous film, while Sudeep plays the antagonist.
Along with dubbed versions in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu languages, the film was theatrically released in India on 20 December 2019.
Salman Khan as Inspector Chulbul Pandey
Sudeep as Bali Singh
Sonakshi Sinha as Rajjo Pandey
Saiee Manjrekar as Khushi
Arbaaz Khan as Makhanchand “Makkhi” Pandey
Amole Gupte as Ashraf
Mahie Gill as Nirmala Pandey
Tinnu Anand as Masterji
Nikitin Dheer as Chunni
Pramod Khanna as Prajapati Pandey
Pankaj Tripathi as Devendra Kumar Singh
Nawab Shah as Devram
Sarfaraz Khan as a shopkeeper
Abhilash Chaudhary as Police Inspector Dayachand Mhatre
Milind Gunaji as Amit
Resh Lamba as Badru
Santosh Shukla as Shukla
Mahesh Manjrekar as Hariya (Special appearance)
Girish Kumar as Ram Sharma
Prabhu Deva as himself (special appearance in the song “Munna Badnaam Hua”)
Warina Hussain as item girl (special appearance in the song “Munna Badnaam Hua”)
Tunisha Sharma (special appearance)
Preity Zinta (cameo appearance)
In 2013, it was reported that Dabangg 3 will be a prequel. 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.” 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. 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. After much speculation, it is confirmed in August 2016, that Sonakshi Sinha will be part of Dabangg 3 and another actress might join her. 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”.
In October 2017, it was reported that the writers had started scripting the film, and it would go on floors by the mid 2018. 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. 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
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.