“I only take Short Kut in the movie but not in real life. In fact I did not even take shortcut to become a star. I never wanted to become a star. I got the role in my lap. People who take shortcuts in real life and are successful are the blessed ones. It may be the easiest way to success but then one wrong move and things may go for a toss," he says.
“In fact I have always been an honest boy. My parents have brought me up that way. I have never lied or conned in my life and I want my kids to have the same upbringing. In fact, my teacher in school had told me. If you want to bunk school tell me the truth and bunk but if you ever lie to me; you have had it. I have worked hard since the age of 15 to reach where I am today," he adds further.
Arshad says that his honesty in life has in fact created a lot of problems. “I have fallen in trouble for my honesty. A lot of people dislike me because I am straight forward. I can"t be manipulative. A very prominent lady of the industry had once told me to keep my views to myself. Unfortunately I can"t control myself and I can"t lie."
“My wife Maria is a lot more like me. She will not manipulate her words to tell me certain things in life. I have made an honest film like Kaun Bola" Arshad concludes.