Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Salman Khan is of course excited about the release of "Dabangg 2" Friday, but his younger brother Arbaaz, who has produced and directed the movie, says he is a tad more excited than his "Bhai" for the project.
"I am a little more excited than Bhai (Salman) because this is my first film as a director and Salman is like a veteran (actor) now. He has witnessed huge success. So he is going to be just normal, I might be a little over excited," Arbaaz told IANS.
Arbaaz, who co-produces films with his wife Malaika Arora Khan, and has directed Salman in "Dabangg 2", feels it is easy to work with family, but it is important to maintain professionalism.
"It becomes very easy to work with the family and there are many advantages of it. But on the set, Salman was an actor and I was a director. Salman was a superstar actor and I was a debutante director - so we maintained that equation throughout the shooting," Arbaaz said.
"If he had to discuss something, he did it... but it was all for the film, not to prove that 'I am elder to you or I am a superstar'," he added.
The excited director says he wants the audience to acknowledge his hard work.
"If the film runs, people will say the film had Salman, and besides it is a sequel to 'Dabangg', so it had to run. But people should say we can see the director's effort and that is my challenge," he said.
"Dabangg 2" also features Sonakshi Sinha and Prakash Raj.