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‘Never thought I’d work with Mohanlal sir’ – Arbaaz Khan

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Gung-ho about his Malayalam film debut, actor Arbaaz Khan can’t believe he will share screen space with superstar.

Mohanlal, who is also the producer of the film. “It’s a privilege to work with someone of Mohanlal’s stature,” says an excited Arbaaz.

The actor says Mohanlal wanted him to be a part of the film titled Big Brother. “I can’t express in words how geared I’m to be a part of the project. It’s such an amazing story, and my character is equally interesting and prominent. On top of it, I’m getting to work with Mohanlal sir. He is an institution, a legend. I never thought I’ll get to work with him, that too in my debut Malayalam film,” he says.

The 51-year-old further shares that it was the director of the film who approached him. “Siddique sir had called me and said he would like me to work in his film. And then, he told me that Mohanlal sir also wants me to a part of it. I could not believe that both these people, who have done so many interesting works together, are keen on working with me. But then good things do happen… We met and discussed the project and things fell in place,” adds Arbaaz, who is currently shooting for Dabangg 3.

Back in 2005, the actor had collaborated with Telugu star Chiranjeevi for Jai Chiranjeeva. So, after 14 years as he ventures again into the south film industry, we ask him why did he stay away from the regional cinema for so long? “My work in Mumbai kept me busy all this while,” says Arbaaz, adding, “There were talks and offers [for projects down south] but nothing fell in place. And I was also not in a hurry to sign anything that would come my way. It’s better to pick and choose. I’m hoping Big Brother would change things for me.”

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