Mumbai: Arbaaz Khan says having a superstar brother like Salman Khan does not guarantee roles for him and he has worked hard to create a space for himself in the industry.
“I have done 70 films till now. There are people who do not get to act after two films. I have been in the industry for over two decades… No one is going to keep giving me work because I am Salman Khan’s brother,” Arbaaz said.
“People may give me one or two films because of Salman but no one can make my career. I have to work towards it. I am getting work on my own merit, be it good or bad. At the end of the day I am standing here on my own,” he adds.
Arbaaz, son of veteran screenwriter Salim Khan, made his acting debut with Abbas-Mustan’s ‘Daraar’ opposite Juhi Chawla.
Over the years, the actor has had his share of hits and misses. Some of his blockbusters include ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’, ‘Hello Brother’, both with Salman, and multi-starrers such as ‘Qayamat: City Under Threat’, ‘Hulchul’ and ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’.
It was 2010 blockbuster ‘Dabangg’ and it’s sequel ‘Dabangg 2’ that gave him a new lease of life professionally. He not only acted in the films but also turned producer with the first part and a director with the sequel.