Mumbai: Close on the heels of Fashion’s release and the appreciation towards his work, actor Arbaaz Khan has now announced plans of venturing into production. Khan will float a new banner called Arbaaz Khan Productions.
Khan will not only produce the film but is also likely to act in it. However, he is yet to make up his his mind on the latter.
The actor turned producer has signed debutant Abhinav Kashyap (brother of Anurag Kashyap) to direct the first film starring Salman Khan.
"The movie will go on floors in April or May next year. It is a character-driven story and is very strong on emotions and drama. Salman Khan will play the lead role and other actors and technicians are in the process of being signed," Khan says.
Elaborating further on what thoughts triggered him into turning producer, Khan added, "As an actor the obvious step towards growth is to turn to production. The time is right and my meeting with Abhinav was a catalyst towards it."
For the first film, Khan will be taking assistance from Sohail Khan’s team at Sohail Khan Production. "My production house is like an extension of the existing home production, there is no competition between us brothers. Also if one brother is producing movies, no rule stops the other brother from becoming a producer too. Sohail is known to produce certain kind of movies and I will produce my kind of movies," Khan signs off.