With two hits in ISHQIYA and GOLMAAL 3 as well as F.A.L.T.U (where he was seen in an extended special appearance act) turning into successful outings, it seems like Arshad is pretty much sitting at an enviable position after spending a decade and a half in the industry. Though he would be seen in DOUBLE DHAMAAL soon, in the year gone by he didn't sign too many films. One wonders what made him go slow when he could have rather made hay as the sun shone.
'See, for me how the thing is that I don't really care about how things 'must' be done. If someone tells me that 'this is how you have to do things', I may not really give it all much consideration', says Arshad, 'I don't care if some time goes by before I sign a new film. I do keep hearing films but I do only those which I really like. I have now said okay to ZILA GHAZIABAD, JOLLY LLB and ISHQIYA 2. Moreover for next year too I am planning a few more films. I for sure would be lot busier in months to follow.'
In ZILA GHAZIABAD, Arshad would be seen as a villain. Since it has a rustic setting to it and gets into the underbelly of politics, mafia and cops, does it take Arshad back into the SEHER mode?
'No, on the contrary it is the kind of film which is more in a RAAJNEETI and OMKARA mode', reveals Arshad, 'Part of the film's shooting would be held in Delhi and Ghaziabad. For the rest we would be shooting in Wai where we would be recreating the ambience of Ghaziabad. We begin shooting this July.'
Meanwhile he is now looking forward to the release of DOUBLE DHAMAAL which arrives all over on 24th June.