The year 2018 saw a whole host of star kids joining Bollywood. From Janhvi Kapoor to Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday, more and more star kids are following in their parents’ footsteps to enter the Hindi film industry. The new Bollywood entrants are beginning to prove their mettle with their stellar performances and have managed to grip audiences with their youthful appeal. Reports of Khushi Kapoor, Nysa Devgn and Ibrahim Ali Khan entering Bollywood have also been circulating and Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan recently lent his voice for the Hindi remake of Disney classic, The Lion King. And now, there’s speculation that Malaika Arora’s son, Arhaan Khan's has big plans for Bollywood.
All eyes have been on this star kid for quite some time now, and the 16-year-old also has quite the following on social media. Malaika Arora was recently quizzed about whether her son was inclined towards Bollywood films. "He just has an affinity to films, that's because he is grown up in an environment of films. He loves watching films. He likes following films. He likes the concept of films,” Malaika Arora said in her interview with an entertainment website.
She went on to add that "But what he wants to do with that, I really don't know. I don't think any of us know that just yet because he is not sure just yet. How and when it pans out, we will figure it out then.”
While Arhaan’s mother, Malaika is unsure about his Bollywood plans, Arbaaz Khan in an earlier interview to an Indian portal had said that if his son decides to enter Bollywood, he should be fully prepared for it. Coming from a family that has a film background, Arhaan will have to deal with comparisons and constant pressure. "He's not openly said that to me but I think that he has shown some interest in that. But I only hope that there's a difference in taking interest in something when the focus is stronger because it's a very tough line ya,” he said.
Arbaaz further said that no matter who enters Bollywood, they will all have to face a lot of setbacks and opposition owing to the nature of the industry. “Things are not going to be easy and the whole thing is that the journey might not necessarily be as fast as you think it is,” he said. He also went on to add that his son would constantly compare himself to his uncle Salman and would have to be rather patient.