We know him as the ‘serial kisser’. Erotica films have been the mark of his career. Even though he doesn’t fit into the category of ‘mainstream Bollywood heros’, he has managed to become one of the most bankable actors in the industry. His unconventionality doesn’t end on screen but continues in his professional and personal life. Here are some things the star, Emraan Hashmi has been doing differently from other mainstream Bollywood actors.
1) He works with newcomers
There are many things that are persistent in an ‘Emraan Hahsmi film’ – kisses, great music and debuting actors. ‘Emraan Hashmi’ can be called a bit of a risk taker as most of his movies have been debuting films for many newcomers. ‘Vishesh films’, owned by ‘Mukesh Bhatt’ and ‘Mahesh Bhatt’ is a production house that provides a platform for the newcomers in the industry, be it musicians, cameramen or actors. Mr. Hashmi’ has been working for this family production house since the beginning of his career and continues to do so. The actor himself believes that newcomers are good for a film as they bring in a fresh look, but he wouldn’t say no to working with the already established actors in the industry. Some of the actors who have debuted in his films are ‘Kangana Raut’ in ‘Gangster’, ‘Esha Gupta’ in ‘Jannat 2’, ‘Neha Sharma’ in ‘Crook’ and many more.
2) He doesn’t watch Bollywood movies or listen to Hindi songs
A little hard to believe, isn’t it? Well, it’s true folks. Emraan Hashmi may be doing many mainstream movies for the masses, but the actor says that he has always had an inclination towards western movies and had a taste for progressive trap and alternative rock. In fact, this very trait of his was one of the reasons he was so comfortable kissing on the screen during the beginning of his career, as he didn’t use to watch a lot of Bollywood movies, he wasn’t aware that kissing on screen was a big deal. He does watch his own movies during screenings and listen to his songs for the sake of his role and the movie but he considers it a professional effort and not a personal choice.
3) Awards are not his motivation
Even though the star has been nominated for 3 Filmfare awards till now, he believes that the only things that drive him to make more movies and give a great performance is because he gets paid for it (obviously, he wouldn’t do a movie for free) and because he likes giving his fans what they expect of him and even exceed their expectations. Neither are awards his motivation nor does he attend award shows. For him, appreciation from his audience is all that matters.
4) He does not attend film parties
Be it someone’s birthday bash, a premier party or a house party, Emraan Hashmi cannot be seen in any of them. He says that he doesn’t understand the concept of ‘film parties’ and does not enjoy them. For him, any free time at his hands would be used to spend time with his family or travel. He says that he doesn’t want to mix his professional and personal life and thus his personal time cannot be taken up for something professional like film parties.
5) He is not active on social media
Even though he has a great fan following on twitter, facebook and instagram, the actor does not seem to be as active on social media as other celebrities. If you follow him on these sites, you can probably see posts about his films or other commercial endeavors of his. He only makes use of the social media platform for marketing and promotions of his films. It is highly unlikely that you’ll see the star post about his brunch with his friends or his family. He likes his personal life to be private and makes sure he keeps it private.
6) He doesn’t mind playing the role of a supporting actor in a movie
Emraan Hashmi doesn’t read a script and think whether he is the centre of the film or not. As long as the role he that has been offered is interesting and significant to the plotline, he is on board with it. He said in an interview, and I quote, “ some actors only look at playing protagonists in a film, according to me it’s extremely myopic and self indulgent”. And he has many films to his credit that support his statement, like ‘Dirty Picture’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’ and many more.