Dabangg 2 is a 2012 Indian action film directed and produced by Arbaaz Khan under the banner of Arbaaz Khan Productions. It is a sequel to the 2010 film Dabangg and the second installment of Dabangg film series. It 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. Filming began on 9 March 2012 at Kamalistan Studios inMumbai 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. The film broke the three-day record set by Ek Tha Tiger by netting around ₹583 million (US$8.7 million) in India. Dabangg 2 has become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India and worldwide. Dabangg 2 is the second-highest grossing Hindi film of 2012 after Ek Tha Tiger.