Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan has shared the release date of his upcoming film Dabangg 3, confirming a clash with Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra at Christmas this year.

Superstar Salman Khan's much-awaited film "Dabangg 3" will hit the theatres on December 20.


Finally #maheshwar schedule over #dabangg3 @prabhudheva @arbaazkhanofficial @nikhildwivedi25 @skfilmsofficial

A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Apr 11, 2019 at 8:37am PDT


Chulbul is back..... #Dabangg3 @aslisona @arbaazkhanofficial @nikhildwivedi25 @prabhudheva @skfilmsofficial

A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Apr 26, 2019 at 4:53am PDT

The actor shared a snapshot of his police costume in the film with the name of his character Chulbul Pandey written on the batch that has the release date, December 20, written on it, Salman wrote, “Chulbul is back..... #Dabangg3 @sonakshisinha @arbaazSkhan @Nikhil_Dwivedi @PDdancing @SKFilmsOfficial.” 

The film, which marks the third installment in the "Dabangg" franchise, is directed by Prabhudeva and produced under the banner of Salman Khan Films and Arbaaz Khan Production.

"Dabangg 3" will see Salman, 53, reprising his role of Robin Hood-like cop Chulbul Pandey.

Sonakshi Sinha, who made her Bollywood debut with the original, will reprise her role as Rajjo in Dabangg 3. She had, however, not accompanied Salman to Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh for the first shooting schedule.

"Dabangg", which released in 2010 was directed by Abhinav Kashyap. The second installment in the franchise was helmed by Arbaaz Khan.

The team recently wrapped the first schedule of the film in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, where the shot for the title song of the movie "Hud hud dabangg".

Being directed by Prabhudheva and produced by Arbaaz Khan, Dabangg 3 will star Kannada actor Sudeep as the antagonist. Arbaaz directed the second sequel whereas Anubhav Kashyap helmed the original.