Mumbai: Ever since the rushes of Salman-Sonakshi starrer ‘Dabangg’ hit the idiot box, Malaika Arora Khan’s racy item number with brother-in-law and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is making headlines.
However, Arbaaz Khan, the producer of the film and husband of Malaika is quite happy the way ‘Dabangg’ has shaped up. Talking to a news daily on his maiden production venture, Arbaaz said, “I have been in the industry for last fourteen years and have grown up observing all the technicalities of movie making. This is not new. Even when I was acting I thought of taking up production in future. It was not a cakewalk when I decided to take up production. But I am grateful to Salman and other family members who supported me in pursuing my dream.”
When enquired what made the actor-turned producer choose Salman over other B-town actors, “It is a home production, so Salman had to be a part of it. He is a strong and versatile actor, he has experience and has been in the industry for a longer period than I have been. I was sure he wouldn’t deny acting in my film,” Arbaaz said.
“Salman is very professional... he would come to the set and give his best shot... wahan bhai giri nahi chalti thi,” he added.
Talking about Sonakshi Sinha, the debutant actress of ‘Dabangg’, Arbaaz is all praise for the actress and said, “It was a big challenge to cast Salman with debutante actress Sonakshi Sinha. But Sonakshi deserves a pat on her back; she was very confident during the shooting of the film and didn’t look like a newcomer.”
Apparently, the film has a hot item number of Malaika and Salman, something which Arbaaz is perfectly cool about as he said, “Malaika is hot, sexy and confident and she fits into the role in the item song. There was no other option. It is not for the first time that she is dancing on an item song. In fact, she didn’t even hesitate in dancing with Salman on that number.”
Well, even Malaika is elated about Arbaaz’s new role as a producer. “I’m very proud of him. I’m glad that I got an opportunity to dance on an item number in the film. After all, it is our home production. It was good to see that everybody from the family be it Salman bhai or Sohail bhai, my husband or me was involved in this new project,” she said.
When asked whether she had any reservations while dancing on an item number with Salman, Malaika quipped, “Why should there be any reason. My husband’s family is very broad minded. The bonding in our family is very beautiful be it brother, sister or bhabhis.”