The Dabangg 3 release date has been announced. The Salman Khan starrer Dabangg franchise, which has been favourite among action flick fans, will get its third installment by the end of this year.

This year, Salman Khan fans are in for a double treat. While his much awaited Bharat is releasing on Eid, 5 June, Dabangg 3 will hit the screens on 20 December 2019.

The makers of the film shared the news on social media.

Salman Khan, who will return in a much loved avatar of MP cop Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 3, will also play a local goon in the film. Tracing a back story from his “gunda” days to becoming the much-loved cop, Dabangg 3 will actually be a prequel to Dabangg and Dabanng 2.

Sharing the news on social media, Salman Khan tweeted: “Chulbul is back….. #Dabangg3
@sonakshisinha @arbaazSkhan @Nikhil_Dwivedi @PDdancing @SKFilmsOfficial”

The film’s release may clash with another ambitious Bollywood project, Brahmastra — a trilogy by Ayan Mukerji that will star Amitabh Bachchan , Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

Dabangg 3 is being helmed by Prabhu Deva. The film marks the second collaboration between the two who have earlier worked together in Wanted.

The upcoming film is produced under the banner of Salman Khan Films and Arbaaz Khan Production also stars Sonakshi Sinha, reprising her role of Rajjo in the film.

Sonakshi made her acting debut alongside Salman in Dabangg, which released in 2010.