Emraan Hashmi is an antithesis of his over-the-top screen image. In real
life, he has a wicked sense of humour, for only those who get it. When
he debuted in 2003, critics were quick to write him off due to his
non-hero looks and his choice of films. It has been a long journey and
not a smooth one for him since his ‘Murder’ days. From a mass hero
catering to mostly frontbenchers to bankable star super-hit potboilers,
he has coursed the long mile. His performance as Jogi Parmar in
'Shanghai' made the critics sit up and take notice of him. With Vishal
Bhardwaj's 'Ek Thi Daayan', Emraan's filmi graph has taken a new turn as
he stars along with Huma Quereshi, Kalki and Konkona Sen Sharma. In a candid chat, the star tells us about his
role and why he wants to get rid of his ‘kisser’ image.
Excerpts from the interview:
How did ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ happen?
I was drawn to the story and the subject, written by Mukul which was adapted by Vishal. It was fascinating because thematically