Madhurita... that's the name of Arbaaz Khan's first female director with whom he's doing a mature extra marital drama titled Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye.
"Actually, I already have a female director at home," jokes Arbaaz. "Malaika thinks she directs my entire life. But seriously, I was very impressed by Madhurita Anand's mature script about love marriage and adultery. It's got me and Raima Sen."
Arbaaz also plays the lead with brother Sohail in the home production Kissan, which Puneet Sira (who directed Sohail in I...Proud To Be An Indian) is directing.
"It's a rural story and the problems caused by migration. Sohail and I play brothers, and that's the best part of it... Malaika and I are together though only for an item song in Shaadi Ke Side Effects. I'm looking forward to doing a full-fledged film with her."
The sudden upswing in his career fills Arbaaz with optimism. "I had reached a point in my career where I thought nothing more would happen, and that it was time for me to pack up. Now, I'm finally doing the work I'm comfortable with," he said.