"A lot of things stem in me because of the way he conducts himself, the way he talks or approaches his work, and how he is not affected by success and failure. That is the biggest quality of Salman bhai that I appreciate. He has not changed for anybody – if he gives ten flops or hits he is still the same," Arjun said.

The actor says the most important thing that he has learnt from his mentor is that regardless of what happens in his professional life, he would not like to change himself as a person for wrong reasons.

"I don't want success to affect me to that extent that I change or failure to that extent that I get sad, bitter and negative. Salman bhai has maintained that and has retained his core qualities nicely. I would like to learn that and imbibe that in personal life," he said.

Arjun has moved on from the failure of his last film 'Aurangzeb'.

"We made a different film and showed the people that I could do something different... I am still very proud of the film. I have not sat and thought what went wrong as there is no point in dwelling about it," he said.

Arjun, who will be seen next in 'Gunday', thanks Aditya Chopra for having faith in him for the movie.

"Aditya Chopra had faith in us that we were capable of pulling a film bigger than us. It is a very big film. We knew we had to be responsible and do a good job," he said.

Usually, two contemporaries do not come together for a film as they feel it will eat into each other's work, but Arjun doesn't think that way.

"I don't look at Ranveer as competition and even he doesn't think of me that way. I can't speak for other actors. I love ensemble and multi-starrer films. I don't consider anyone as competition as there is enough work for everyone. We both are not insecure about each other. It is a myopic way of looking at industry," he said.

(Agencies)

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