Audience relate to my bold image, says Emraan Hashmi
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Having started his journey in Bollywood with erotic-thrillers, which earned him the tag of the serial kisser, actor Emraan Hashmi says he has no plans to shed his bold image because the audience loves him that way.
Post "The Dirty Picture", Emraan's filmi graph has taken a new turn with movies like Vishal Bhardwaj ("Ek Thi Daayan"), Rajkumar Gupta's ("Ghanchakkar") and Karan Johar's untitled film but he is in no hurry to alter his image.
"I am not looking to change my image. I know what my strong points are. Audience relate to my bold image, so I will not leave my bold image. As an actor it is my job to play different characters," Emraan, who will be next seen in 'Raaz 3' said.
"I want my films to be a successful as an actor. I want to be part of various genres and play varied characters," he added.
In Dibakar Banerjee's political thriller "Shanghai" this year, Emraan was seen sporting a paunch, buck tooth with a dark complexion, risking his 'serial kisser' image and did not have any lip lock scene in the movie. But unfortunately "Shanghai" did not do that well at the box office and Emraan feels audience should endorse such kind of movies also.
"For a film like 'Shanghai' you only get audience support when people start endorsing films like that.. Finding good business for it will be limited as it is a story of a country that we don't want to face, we escape from it," he said. However, Emraan clarifies that the film was appreciated and liked by multiplex audience.
"The film was liked by elite, multiplex audience it was not liked by mass audience. I want to do intelligent films like that. I would want this film to touch Rs 100 crore mark," he said.
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