Mumbai: Salman Khan’s younger brother Arbaaz, who made his debut as a villain in the 1996 blockbuster `Daraar` is on a new high these days. The proud winner of National Award for his 2010 blockbuster film `Dabangg`, Arbaaz is looking forward to doing regional cinema to make the most of his acting prowess.
Arbaaz could do little as an actor in Bollywood, so he is now moving south and is all set to do a Kannada film titled `Chatrapati`.
It mustn’t be easy for an actor to survive in an industry which is ruled by his elder brother. Professional rivalry does come between siblings at some point in time. So how does Arbaaz cope with the fact that he could not be as big a star as his elder brother?
Talking to a daily, Arbaaz said, “All star sons can`t be stars. Sachin`s son will never be another Sachin. I`m successful as a filmmaker and my brother is doing well as an actor. I got a National award for `Dabangg`, so I don`t have any regrets about not being a big star."
However, he does feel offended when Salman’s name gets dragged unreasonably when he is being interviewed about his work. He said, “Why are we talking about Salman? We need to talk about me. I am making a Sandalwood debut. I never think about Salman`s popularity vis-a-vis the fan following that I have. I don`t compete with him,” said Arbaaz.
Well…hope the professional hazards do not turn out into sibling rivalry!