Arbaaz Khan makes his debut as a director with Dabangg 2. He was involved as a producer with the 2010 film, Dabangg, which was directed by Abhinav Kashyap.
Speaking about the transition, Arbaaz said, "I feel its been a very natural progression. In the film industry, individuals want to move ahead and do different things. It's just that there was an opportunity for me to become an actor. When the opportunity to direct came, I took it up."
Arbaaz also spoke about directing, producing and acting in the same film. He said, "It is indeed a difficult task. There's just one person, and he has to act, produce and direct. I made up my mind to concentrate more on the direction aspect. The production preparations had been been done earlier. There have been people who have acted, produced, directed, composed music etc."
An Arbaaz Khan Production’s film, Dabangg 2 stars Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna and Arbaaz Khan. It releases on December 21, 2012.