Journey from Bhatts toc

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Journey from Bhatts toc

Though Emraan Hashmi’s latest film Rush received a lukewarm response from audiences, the actor is not at all disappointed.

With a track record like Murder, Once upon a Time in Mumbaai,  The Dirty Picture,  Jannat, Shanghai and Raaz 3  to his credit, the actor has good reason not to be fazed.

Neither does he believe in  joining Rs 100 crore club. For him movies with cinematic finesse and those having a long shelf life matter more than those which present him in frivolous characters. Since Emraan seems to be satisfied with his career graph so far, he voices his thoughts in a candid chat with Metrolife.

“Honestly, Rs 100 crore club is a myopic way of looking at the business done by movies. It seems ridiculous that if the overall budget of a glossy movie is Rs 80 crores and it is able to generate only Rs 100 crore.

The total production cost of Raaz 3 was Rs nine crores but it made a profit of Rs 80 crore at the box-office. Similar was the case with Jannat 2 whose production cost was one-fourth of the total profit generated,” says Emraan. 

Abiding by his ideology for hits and misses, the actor took a risk with Shanghai earlier this year. “Shanghai made only Rs 20-25 crores at the box-office but it is the shelf-life of the movie that makes it different,” shares Emraan.

So, is he ready to experiment? “I just want to do movies which have cinematic finesse. After 30 years if I look back at my films, my work should give me satisfaction. So, I am ready to take risks,” says Emraan.

What attracts the actor most while selecting films are challenging roles. “After spending years in the industry I am clear about what I want.

There are some tried and tested roles but how they can be portrayed differently is what one gradually learns. The character of a traditional hero who can fight 20 men at a time is also not my cup of tea.”

What about films that once landed him in an awful state. Take for instance, Good Boy Bad Boy. Emraan says, “Good Boy Bad Boy was a disaster... a bad experience.  It was after this movie I turned away from comedy. But now I am ready to try my luck once again with Ghanchakkar directed by Raj Kumar Gupta and Vidya Balan as my co-star.”

Emraan will be soon seen in Karan Johar’s next untitled movie opposite Kareena Kapoor. “I don’t know whether Kareena is in the movie or not but I will be working for Dharma Productions,” he replies  matter of factly.

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