Arbaaz Khan, who is all set to make his debut as a director with ‘Dabangg 2’, said that his wife Malaika Arora Khan has been his pillar of strength throughout the making of the film.
“She is my wife and she is the co-producer of the film. Right from the time I started making the film - from the subject of the film, to finalizing the actors, where I will be shooting... I used to discuss everything with her,” said Arbaaz Khan to IANS.
“She was there as more of a sounding board. I wouldn't say she was creatively involved in the films, because that's not her job, that is not her domain and that is not what I wanted her to do. She is my wife and she is as much as the producer as I am," he added.
Arbaaz Khan said that it was a natural progression for him to turn director from an actor.
"It's a very natural progression in the film industry. People want to do different things. I always wanted to make a movie. It is just that there was an opportunity to be an actor early in my career, but I always at some stage wanted to make my movie, produce and direct a film and when the opportunity came to me, I had to avail it," he concluded.
‘Dabangg 2’ stars Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Prakash Raj. Arbaaz Khan will reprise his role as Salman Khan’s brother in the film. Malaika Arora Khan and Kareena Kapoor make special appearances in ‘Pandeyji Seeti Maare’ and ‘Fevicol’ songs respectively.
The movie is all set to release on December 21.