‘The best time of my career’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Aug 2017 07:56:18


Actor Emraan Hashmi said he has only believed in working hard and never much bothered about the fate of his films at the box office. Some of Hashmi’s recent films like Raja Natwarlal, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, Azhar and Raaz Reboot did not do well commercially. The actor, however, said it did not affect him or his career at all as he’s still getting to work with a lot of people.

Asked if he was pinning high hopes from his upcoming film Baadshaho, the actor said, “We all have high hopes from this film, like I have had with all my films. The only way you can avoid a flop film is that you don’t make a film at all. It is as simple as that. I have learnt that in this industry you have to keep striving and working hard. The day you stop (working) you start thinking and get insecure. I don’t think there is a place for that,” he said.

The actor said he was hopeful for Baadshaho and believed it would do well at the box office.“I am very excited about Baadshaho. This is the best time in my career, I am getting to do films which I always wanted to do. Also, for the industry it’s a grim time as films are not doing well. But this is the best time to introspect and understand that we have to make things work.”

Emraan Hashmi is not eager to be part of another instalment of Raaz or Murder franchise, and says he now wants to do films that reflect his thinking. “There was a phase when I was doing whatever was being offered to me without doing any analysis. At that time, I didn’t want to sit at home and keep on working. But at this moment, I am very focused on good stories, and don't want to do film just for the heck of it,” Emraan said. “I am not the same person I was five or six years back. So, when people ask me if I will do Raaz or Murder, I don't think I will get into that. I would like to get into films that reflect my thinking,” he added.

Baadshaho marks the reunion of Milan Luthria, the director of Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, and actors Ajay Devgn and Hashmi. “We (Luthria and Devgn) are coming after seven years so there are expectations and I am happy that Milan has given an unusual twist to a heist film. “He is aware about the expectations of the audience especially after Devgn and his last outing ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai’.”Emraan Hashmi says after working with Ajay Devgn, he realised that both of them are on the same page when it comes to their acting styles.

In an interview, Emraan says, “Ajay and I have the same process (of acting). There is less discussion, we just jump into the scene and act and then ask the director if he wants anything else. Some actors like to discuss endlessly and I am not one of them. And I am happy Ajay and are on the same page for this, we act first and then think if anything more needs to be incorporated. There was no inhibition or fear working with him,” says the 38-year-old actor.

Directed by Milan Luthria, "Baadshaho" is set against the backdrop of Emergency (1975-1977). It narrates a fictional story of six people who try to bring a change in their destiny by pulling of a heist. Emraan says Baadshaho, which is slated to release on September 1, is a very different script.

(Agencies)