I’m not a stopgap measure for anybody: Arbaaz Khan

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jan 29, 2013 14:02 IST
Appearing on TV shows adds to the reputation of any celebrity, as film stars queue up to make their small screen debut.

So when Arbaaz Khan was approached to be a judge on Comedy Circus, and he turned it down, it created quite a buzz.

Apparently, Arbaaz’s brother Sohail Khan is quitting the show as he has to work on his directorial with Salman. So the producer, Vipul D Shah had spoken to Arbaaz to replace him, as the judge, but Arbaaz refused.

Arbaaz says, “They approached me to be part of the current season to fill in a certain number of days as the replacement judge, because Sohail might get busy with his new film. But I won’t be doing it. There is no point in appearing in just a few episodes. If I do a show on television, it won’t be for a few episodes only.”

But the filmmaker isn’t averse to taking up a TV project in the future. “I may consider one if I get the commitment for an entire season. I am not coming in as a stopgap measure or a replacement for anyone. I need the assurance that the next season is definitely with me. But they can’t commit for the next season as they are working only on the current one. I told them that next season if you feel the need and consider me, we will talk,” Arbaaz adds.

After the release of his Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg 2, Arbaaz is already working on his next film. “I have started thinking about it and I will produce it. Direction will take a while, but I am hearing scripts and meeting people. When things are a bit more concrete I will talk about it.”
 

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