Four films old and there's no looking back for Emraan Hashmi. On a high right now post the success of Zeher, he talks of his soon to be released Aashiq Banaya Aapne - his first film outside the Bhatt camp.
What is Aashiq Banaya Aapne all about?
It is a romantic film with a romantic angle which includes me, Tanushree Dutta and Sonu Sood. I won't classify it as a love triangle but will say it's about true to life moments. It's basically about the relationships we have in college - the good ones and the bad ones, the highs and the lows, etc.
What are your expectations from the film?
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Every actor would want his film to do well and I wish the same for ABA. It has had quite a positive response in the industry. The buzz on the movie has been created on its own. The music, especially, the title track is already a hit among the youngsters.
You have played this lover boy image in quite a lot of your films. Don't you think that this could limit your roles in the future?
I do not play a lover boy in the film. My character has been treated in a natural way and it has different shades. I play an extrovert who is really mad. You will love and hate this character because of his shades.
Ten years ago, the hero would always be righteous. That is now changing. Cinema has to depict real life. If we do make mistakes in life then that does not necessarily make us bad people.
How was it working with director Aaditya Dutt?
He is my old friend and working with him was really good. He treated this film with real maturity. He's only 20 but looking at the final output of the film he doesn't look a day younger than 35. One day he will make a fine director.
And your co-stars?
Sonu Sood is a nice guy and very down to earth. We gelled well from the very first day itself. It was great working with him.
Tanushree and I have worked in Chocolate as well. I have seen her as a new actress and seen her grow through Chocolate. She's a good actress and very beautiful. Her future is definitely very bright.
What about the music of the film?
The music is doing really well for itself. The title track is really catchy. `Mar Jawaan Mit Jawaan` and `Dillagi` are both peppy numbers. Apart from this there are a couple of remixes as well. The music will surely catch on in Discos just like `Woh Lamhe` did.
Chocolate is ready for release. Then I have quite a few films in the making. There is Anant Mahadevan's Aksar which will release at the end of the year. Babloo Pachisia's comedy Jawani Diwani is underway. Then there are three films with the Bhatts - Gangster and two more in the pipeline.