I am the Only Director for Dabangg 2 - Says Arbaaz Khan
Posted On: Saturday, 7 April 2012
First Read this : Salman Khan Co Directing Dabangg 2
Arbaaz quashes rumours of Salman driving the sequel, but says its a democratic setup.
Arbaaz Khan hasn't taken too kindly to buzz about brother Salman Khan becoming a codirector of sorts for Dabangg 2. The director, who has of late been keeping a rather low profile, has finally decided to take charge and how!
In a clean departure from his earlier stance during the making of Dabangg, when he admitted to having sought Salman's guidance every step, a new and improved Arbaaz asserted himself, "I don't know why people think I'm likely to falter as a director. Sure, I've gathered together a talented team. But at the end of the day, only I am the director of Dabangg 2. I am not a novice. I come from a family where my father (Salim Khan) is a reputed writer. I have 45 films to my credit as an actor. It's not as if I am just walking into a set for the first time."
Ribbed about the Salman factor, he said, "I agree Salman is extremely experienced and we'd be stupid not to take his advice. But on the sets, there is a very democratic atmosphere. Right from the spotboy to the actors, they are all welcome to make suggestions. I listen to every one but do exactly what I want to. It'd be stupid of me to sit rigidly with my ideas thinking there's no other way of doing a shot."
So what gives? A source close to the film informed, "Arbaaz felt all the talk of Salman ghost-directing Dabangg 2 would kill the impact of his directorial debut. He spoke to Salman about his misgivings and Salman (Being Salman) readily agreed to step back and let his brother take charge."
Said our source, "For Dabangg 2, Salman is only an actor. He doesn't want to take the shine away from Arbaaz's directorial debut."
Meanwhile, Arbaaz, who seems to have made up his mind not to be branded a pushover, said, "I'm not the first actor to turn director. Mel Gibson and Raj Kapoor have made the switchover before me. And no one expected them to get directorial help from their team."
Source: Times Of India
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