Mumbai: Arbaaz Khan says he took a break from acting due to his commitments as a filmmaker but now he has many releases coming up and he will continue to be in front of the camera.
“I have completed four films in the recent past. It’s just that they will be releasing now. I had taken a bit of a sabbatical because I was producing and directing films. But acting has always been my passion and it is something that I will continue to do,” Arbaaz told PTI.
Arbaaz, who made his debut in 1996 release “Daraar” in a villainous role, went on to do many multi-starrer hits such as “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya”, “Garv: Pride and Honour”, “Hello Brother”, and comedies like “Hulchul”, “Malamaal Weekly”, “Bhagam Bhag” among others.
“I want to focus on my filmmaking career. But acting is something I want to do for passion,” he said.
The 49-year-old star ventured into film production with “Dabangg” (2010) starring brother Salman Khan, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. He then made his directorial debut with 2012 with “Dabangg 2”.
On the acting front, Arbaaz will be next seen in brother Sohail Khan’s directorial venture, “Freaky Ali” alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
He is also gearing up for the third installment of hit “Dabangg” franchise.