Emraan Hashmi, who is making his maiden foray into comedy with Madhur Bhandarkar's directorial venture Dil Toh Bachchan Hai Ji, says he was initially sceptical about taking up the role.
'I was initially sceptical about the film. But Madhur (Bhandarkar) has brought in a certain amount of realism even in this genre and that made the film very interesting. So then I was keen,' said Emraan.
In the film, which is slated to hit screens Jan 28, Emraan will be seen essaying the role of a flirt who mantra in life is women and money.
'The character that I play in this film is not very different from my previous roles but the genre is different. Generally I have played intense, brooding characters, but in this film my character has grey shades with a humorous streak,' said the 31-year-old.
Helmed by Bhandarkar, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji, is the story of three men and their encounters with love. Apart from Emran, the cast includes Ajay Devgn, Omi Vaidya, Shruti Hassan, Shraddha Das and Shahzan Padamsee.
The tagline of the film says that men can never grow. When asked Emraan about his opinion on the same, he said: 'This is an apt tagline for the film and I completely believe in it. I feel that men usually don't grow up. Women are more matured. Even when men are 30-35, they are still immature.'
The actor is known for his roles in Murder, Jannat, Gangster - A Love Story and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.
Doesn't his onscreen image ever bother him?
'All actors have images. You have do the roles that are given to you and sometimes your onscreen image bleeds into your personal life and people start believing that you are that way in your real life as well. But I'm okay with that because roles are roles and people close to me know how I am in reality,' said actor.