Dabangg 2 is a 2012 Bollywood action film directed and produced by Arbaaz Khan under the banner of Arbaaz Khan Productions. It's a sequel to the 2010 film Dabangg and is written by Dilip Shukla. The story is set in the city of Kanpur. The film features Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha reprising their roles from the previous film, whilst Prakash Raj plays the antagonist.
Development of the project commenced after the release of Dabangg, which turned out to be a blockbuster in India. Filming began on 9 March 2012 in Kamalistan Studio in Mumbai and it released on 21 December 2012. The first look poster was unveiled on 8 November 2012 whilst the theatrical trailer was premiered on 10 November 2012, on Khan's reality show Bigg Boss 6. Its trailer was also released in cinemas on the day of Diwali along with Son of Sardaar. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics in India and negative reviews from critics overseas. The film opened strongly upon release and went on to break the three-day record set by Ek Tha Tiger by netting around 58.26 crore (US$10.6 million) in India. Dabangg 2 has become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India. Box Office India declared the film as a "Blockbuster" in India after its first week run.