Stardom of his kin has not overshadowed my career: Salman

Vastavam web: He is born to veteran screenwriter Salim Khan and has superstar Salman Khan as his big brother, but Arbaaz says the stardom of his kin has not overshadowed his career.The 50-year-old actor-director said getting recognised as Salman’s brother does not bother him and it only acts as an advantage.The actor said the fact that “I could never make it to the level that I should have was because I was under pressure or under the shadow of my father or brother. I think those are just excuses.”

Arbaaz said he is aware that there is a certain baggage of expectations when a person comes a famous family but he has taken it in his stride.After an acting career of more than a decade, Arbaaz ventured into film production between 2009 and 2014. He took a sabbatical from acting as he produced films like “Dabangg”, “Dabangg 2” – which he also directed – and “Dolly Ki Doli”.”I know there are insecurities in being an actor. There are certain compromises you need to make, but they are all worth it. The perks of being recognised are something else,” he said.Arbaaz is currently awaiting the release of his next “Nirdosh”, in which he plays a cop investigating a murder.