ARBAAZ KHAN PRODUCTION Pvt. Ltd.
Arbaaz Khan Productions is an Indian film production company, which develops, produces, and distributes films. It has produced, Dabangg, the biggest grosser in 2010, which has been declared as an All Time Blockbuster and are currently in the production of Dabangg 2.
Arbaaz Khan Productions was started in 2008 as an ambitious attempt by actor turned producer, director Arbaaz Khan and his wife Malaika Arora Khan an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, television presenter.
Their first venture Dabangg, directed by Abhinav Kashyap, starred Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. The film marked the debut of Sonakshi as an actor, Arbaaz as a producer and Abhinav Kashyap as a director. It also featured Arbaaz Khan, Om Puri, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar and Mahie Gill in supporting roles while Sonu Sood played the main antagonist. Malaika Arora Khan also made a special appearance in the chartbuster song “Munni Badnaam Hui”.
The film was released on Eid, 10 September 2010 in nearly 1800 screens worldwide. It opened to generally positive reviews and broke several box-office records upon release. Box Office India described the opening as “earth shattering”. The film set another box office record, grossing an all time high in its first week and continued to run successfully with Box office India declaring it an all-time blockbuster in the second week of its release. It is the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2010 and, as of 2012, the fourth highest–grossing Hindi film of all time.
It was later remade in Tamil as ‘Osthe’ and Telugu as ‘Gabbar Singh’.
Dabangg received accolades in major film award functions in India. The most prestigious amongst these awards was the National Film Award for the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. It also received six awards at the 56th Filmfare Awards, including one for Best Film, seven Screen Awards, nine Zee Cine Awards and ten IIFA Awards.
The film generally received positive reviews from critics, most of whom praised the performance of Salman Khan.
In Dabangg 2, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha reprise their lead roles, with Prakash Raj playing the role of the main antagonist. It also features Vinod Khanna, Arbaaz Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Nikitin Dheer. It is a directorial debut for Arbaaz Khan.