I always wanted to turn director: Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz, 45, who made his debut as a producer with the 2010 blockbuster 'Dabangg', said he was initially anxious about his decision.
"There is always a certain amount of anxiety that comes with every job. It was there when I turned actor 15 years back with 'Daraar'. Then it was also there when I opened my production house for 'Dabangg'. It was but natural to be curious about how things would look like when I start calling the shots.
"I always knew that sooner or later, I would turn director. I couldn't have been relegated to being producer for the rest of my life," Arbaaz told us.
He started his career as an actor in 1996 film 'Daraar' where he won a Filmfare award for Best Villain. But later his stint as an actor was not very successful.
He said that he was always interested in behind the camera technicalities because he used to feel restricted as a performer.
"There was a major reason behind my desire of calling the shots. As an actor, I had discovered during last 15 years that I was fascinated more with what went behind the scenes than in front of it. I found it to be more creative.
"Sometimes I felt a little restricted as I was not really in control over the roles that I wanted to do. There was some progress though when I started production because I found a little more control coming my way," he said.