‘TYPICAL HERO ROLES ARE GONE’
Change in mainstream cinema means better roles for him, says Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz Khan is in a happy space in his career. He has produced three films — Dabangg (2010), Dabangg 2 (2012) , Dolly Ki Doli (2014) and is gearing up for his fourth, which is the third instalment of the Dabangg franchise.
In the last three years, he has been keeping busy with his acting projects as well — Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon (2015), Freaky Ali, Yea Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa (2016), Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2017), Tera Intezaar (2017) and Nirdosh, which released in January. And Arbaaz attributes this increase in opportunities for him to the “change” in Hindi cinema.
“The typical romantic hero roles are pretty much gone. The mainstream cinema is changing; now characters with various personalities, and grey shades are seen,” he says.
Arbaaz says it was not a conscious decision, but he has been fortunate that people have been casting him in different roles. “Between 2010 and 2014, I was concentrating on my production. I did three films. That took my time and my concentration. I had to put my acting career on the backburner,” he says.
Even though some of his films haven’t done well, Arbaaz is not deterred. “It does not matter because as an actor I need to grow and explore. I look for interesting stuff and I leave it at that,” he says.
Previously, it was just romantic actors, action stars, comedy actors or villains. Slotting does not happen anymore. The lines have blurred.
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This year in January, Arbaaz Khan was seen playing a cop in a suspense thriller, Nirdosh