The 30-year-old actor made a splashing debut with Ishaqzaade, but his next film Aurangzeb did not do that well. However, it did not deter him. He bounced back with two back-to-back hit films Gunday and 2 States, but again disappointment came with Tevar. Nevertheless, of late he has been entertaining the audience as a homemaker with Ki and Ka.

 

"I love being the underdog. Before Ishaqzaade, everyone said he is a producer's son, what will he act. When I did 2 States, people were like how can I do a romantic film,
and the same happened when I did Khatron Ke Khiladi (TV show)...how can I host. I love defying the odds," Arjun told PTI. "The success is not in the hands of  trade and media,
but audience. The audience is loving me and no one can write me off. We have to respect the audience," he added.

 

With senior actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and the Khans around, Arjun feels there is work for everybody. "There is enough room for everyone to exist. I did not
have to fight for work. I never had to go and search for work. I have always got good offers. I have been allowed to chose a film. I have never had any struggle beyond my first film as it (Ishaqzaade) did well," he said.

 

The actor is content with his acting career so far. "I was accepted as an actor. I got lucky that due to the success of my first film, I did not have to go to anyone for work. I am very content with what I have done and will be doing. It is not difficult to get good work," he said.
  

His earlier film Tevar, despite being a 'masala' entertainer, considered to be one of the loved genres, failed to create magic at the box office.