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Emraan Hashmi reveals the secret of his success
Sarita Tanwar (DNA; May 13, 2013)
Emraan Hashmi would come off as arrogant to most people. There is a lot of arrogance there, but it’s not an aftereffect of stardom, not that he cares how you interpret it. He is defiant, dead against chamchagiri and indifferent about everything but his career. He does what he wants to, always has. From his professional choices (doing heroine-oriented films, wooing the classes after winning over the masses, turning down a KJo film!) to his personal life (not attending film parties, not befriending his colleagues, and not bowing to people who matter). It’s not a facade or a carefully cultivated image. It is all him. He has always been that guy. Even when he was an assistant director on his uncle Mahesh Bhatt’s set to now being the leading man in big banner, big budget films. His attitude doesn’t change according to the amount on the pay cheque, or the stature of the person in front of him. He is real, unapologetic and that’s refreshing. Here Emraan talks about what he hates most about acting, why he leads a double life and why he doesn’t watch Hindi films. Read on…
Are you content with your success? Never, one can’t ever be content. If there’s no higher place to get to, then you…(trails off). I am very ambitious. But I don’t show it. I might even come across as someone who is mildly disinterested. It’s part of my personality. But my career graph is very important to me. It wasn’t always the More >
Itee Sharma (MID-DAY; September 9, 2012)
Emraan Hashmi has proved to be the dark horse. Dark and stark films such as Murder 2 and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai have helped him swap the “serial kisser” tag for that of “a bankable actor”. Emraan talks of an actor’s insecurity, black magic, bright prospects and his future in the Bhatt camp.
Raaz 3 touches upon the insecurities faced by an actress. As an actor, do you face that insecurity? Acting is an insecure profession. You never know what will happen and how long your career will last.
Does being part of an insecure profession bother you? I don’t let it bother me. I know it exists, but I keep it at the back of my mind; otherwise it would just trouble me. But I recognise it as a part of an actor’s life.
What lengths would you go to to secure your position in the industry? I am not superstitious. I will work hard but never resort to black magic. I have heard from a lot of people about black magic, but there is no proof that black magic works. It exists, but I don’t know if it works.
In which phase of your career did you feel the most insecure? During my initial years, I was criticised a lot for the kind of films I was doing. To be at the receiving end of criticism can be very difficult. I didn’t know what my next move should be. But, luckily, Jannat came my way. I had never thought of becoming an actor, so there was no preparation from my side when I gave my first shot for Footpath (2002). So I have made mistakes. I started More >
Uncle and mentor Mahesh Bhatt writes about the making of Brand Emraan
By Mahesh Bhatt (BOMBAY TIMES; August 27, 2012)
‘This boy can never be an actor. Look at those eyes. He looks terrified in front of the camera,’ says the original star of our huge and complex film family clan, aunt Poornima. Poornima, Emraan’s grandmother, was a star back in the day. ‘I can understand why this heroine doesn’t want to work with him’ she concluded. She was referring to a test photo shoot picture of Emraan with a new female star, which we had taken on the star’s insistence, as a kind of ‘casting test.’ Not surprisingly, just as aunty had prophesied, the heroine said a flat ‘no’.
And with that, it was sunset at dawn for Emraan. Even before the first rays could shine on his career, it was plunged into darkness. Unlike my other nephew Mohit Suri, who always wanted to direct, Immy had always wanted to possess the best toys that the marketplace had to offer. Luxury cars used to make him drool, and the idea of huge villas brought a dreamy look to his eyes.
Acting, he felt, was the key which would unlock Alibaba’s cave for him. So, he chucked up his job as an assistant director for which he got a measly 3000 a month, and gathered enough courage to tell me about his dream.
However, his dreams had turned into a nightmare. He was declared dead on arrival. It was then that I stepped in. The sanskrit word ‘guru’ means one who brings light out of darkness. Like a true teacher, I claimed his More >
The actress talks about her 18 till I die attitude, constant link-ups and not being overtly ambitious
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; August 18, 2012)
Our conversation with Bipasha Basu eventually turns into a laugh riot. And it becomes clear that Bips doesn’t take herself seriously at least vis-a-vis the media. The Bong bombshell, who recently launched her second fitness video is looking forward to her upcoming horror film. Having been in the industry for more than a decade now, the actress talks about her share of love, life, linkups and breakups.
There is constant media speculation about your personal life. How do you deal with linkups? As long as I’m linked to cute guys who are single, I’m totally fine with it. But I don’t want to be linked to attached guys. I won’t like that. You see, I’m a Bengali and there is a little bit of Durga in me and nobody wants to see her (laughs).
Does that mean you’re single now? To be frank, I really don’t know. All I can say now is that I’m not a nun and am busy living the life of an 18-year-old girl (winks).
Do you take your sexy siren on-screen image seriously? No, I don’t. I’m a goofy girl in real life. People think that I must be sultry but when they meet me, that myth is ruthlessly shattered. Speaking of films, even if I play a battered housewife, people will say she is a sexy housewife and I’ll be like, from which angle?
Do you identity with the character you’re playing in Raaz 3? She’s a very ambitious person who wants to be More >
Emraan Hashmi talks about his journey from Footpath toShanghai and rise from formula to creative fulfilment
Anand Holla (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 10, 2012)
Days before Shanghai’s release, Emraan Hashmi had to cancel his tickets to the the IIFA awards at Singapore. The last thing this actor, at the cusp of stardom and art, was expecting to be held up by was a stomach flu. At his expansive Pali Hill residence, Emraan, in a checked shirt and flat-front khakis, lounges in the hall that’s flush with sunshine and breeze. “I must have eaten something nasty at Kanpur or Lucknow where I had gone to promote Shanghai. I really wanted to be with Dibakar Banerjee and my co-stars at a platform like IIFA,” he says.
Away from the arc lights, Emraan is the antithesis of his ‘filmi’ screen image. He has had a silent surge, first as a mass hero, then as a bankable star, and now an ‘A-lister’, who is starring in a Karan Johar film as well as a Vishal Bhardwaj venture. In most of his 25 films thus far, the majority of which have been super-hit potboilers, the 33-year-old has played grey, troubled characters that get away with swindling, killing, betraying people and, of course, kissing girls and getting luckier than that too. From Footpath, Murder, Gangster, Awarapan, Jannat, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai to his disarmingly sincere performance as Jogi Parmar in Shanghai, Emi (pronounced Immy) has coursed the long mile. The only thing that has remained unchanged in his career is the signature More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 26, 2011 – 12:00 IST
Though Emraan Hashmi debuted with Footpath, it was Murder which catapulted him to stardom. Emraan is now hoping that the sequel of Murder too proves to be equally lucky for him. While the original film starred Mallika Sherawat and was directed by Anurag Basu, Murder 2 has the sexy Jacqueline Fernandez paired opposite Emraan while Mohit Suri takes over the mantle of directing the film.
From the looks of it, Emraan and Jacqueline share some really steamy scenes in the film. Apparently, Jacqueline plays the centrespread model of a Playboy-ish men’s magazine. The role requires her to shed all inhibitions and most of her clothes which the Sri Lankan beauty surely doesn’t mind doing.
Emraan too has got completely in shape for this role and his chiselled torso is there for one and all to see. After recent hits like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Emraan would be hoping that Murder 2 also clicks in a big way at the Box Office.
The filmmaker known for his erotic thrillers will soon be starring in one
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 20, 2011)
The filmmaker known for his erotic thrillers will soon be starring in one. Vikram Bhatt is all set to realise his dream of becoming an actor soon after the release of Mahakshay starrer Haunted.
Bhatt who had always maintained that he wanted to become an actor will be one of the two lead actors in the film that will go on the floors in June this year.
Our source confirmed, “It’s a film about an older man with a young wife who cheats on him with a man her age. The film deals with the trials and tribulations of these three characters.”
Speaking about Vikram’s desire to be an actor, the source added, “This is not the first time Vikram has thought about facing the camera.
He wanted to play an integral part in Haunted as well. However, now he is ready to be a part of his next directorial venture.
The role is very intense. And Vikram who has earlier dubbed for Dino Morea in Raaz, Aftab Shivdasani in Kasoor and Ankahee and even Emraan Hashmi in Footpath is known for his intense voice.”
When contacted Vikram Bhatt said, “Yes, it is true that I am thinking of playing the part myself.”
When asked about the lovemaking scenes, considering the film is an erotic thriller, Vikram laughed, “Unfortunately I don’t get to do anything erotic in the film, the other two characters More >
By Taran Adarsh, February 22, 2011 – 08:41 IST
Vikram Bhatt is known for lending his voice to the lead man in his movies. In the past, Vikram has dubbed for Aftab Shivdasani [in KASOOR and ANKAHEE], Dino Morea [in RAAZ] and Emraan Hashmi [in FOOTPATH]. The latest is, Vikram will be dubbing the lines of lead man Mahakshay Chakraborty in his 3D horror flick HAUNTED.
Vikram doesn’t deny that he dubbed for Mahakshay, “but only for the first promo of the film. Hope it brings luck,” he states. Will he dub his portions in the film as well? “Not started dubbing for the film yet. Will go for his voice hopefully,” Vikram says. Well, knowing how Vikram’s voice is lucky for the films, let’s hope the luck rubs off on HAUNTED and Mahakshay as well. Fingers crossed!
Putting an end to a five-year-long cold war with Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt, Vikram Bhatt has now decided to direct Raaz 3 for them
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 26, 2011)
The formidable pair of Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt and Vikram Bhatt is back together. After a gap of around seven years, Vikram has decided to direct Raaz 3, a third sequel to his original made way back in 2002. Raaz 3 is expected to go on floors after a couple of months.After making Raaz in 2002, Vikram worked on a couple of other films and drifted away from the Bhatt camp.
Our source said, “Vikram has been associated with Mahesh Bhatt since 1989. He assisted Bhatt saab in many films and after that he made his debut as a director with Janam (1992). Post that Vikram directed close to seven more films for the Bhatt camp. Amongst these were Ghulam, Fareb, Kasoor, Dastak, Footpath and Raaz. However, after Inteha (2004), which marked the debut of Ashmit Patel, Vikram left the Bhatt camp and started making films outside Vishesh Films. No one was aware about the problems between Vikram and his mentors but the relationship got so strained that they did not speak to each other for more than five years. Finally, they met at a party in 2009 and ended the cold war.”Apparently, these days the trio has been meeting up quite often. Naturally, when Mahesh Bhatt offered a film to Vikram, he could not turn it down. When contacted, Mukesh Bhatt and Vikram confirmed the More >
Following a recent controversy and a near hit-and-run incident, Ekta Kapoor beefs up her personal security to two armed gunmen and four bodyguards
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 30, 2010)
She may be the queen of small screen soaps and a feared one at that, but Ekta Kapoor no longer feels safe in this city. Following the incident, which Mumbai Mirror reported on June 14, where Ekta was almost run over by a car while she was jogging on the road along Juhu beach, she has decided to increase her own security.
Earlier, three bodyguards used to accompany Ekta wherever she went. These men were never armed though. But now, four bodyguards and two gunmen track every step Ekta takes and follow her wherever she goes. A source close to Ekta says, “She has six people close to her to ensure that she is well protected. Moreover, there is a car that follows her. This car always has a few more people who have been especially hired to protect her.”
Ekta beefed up her security at her mother Shobha Kapoor’s insistence. Her father Jeetendra too was extremely worried after the jogging incident. So agitated was he post the incident, that he had reprimanded the cops at Juhu police station for having taken no action in the near hit-and-run complaint lodged by his daughter.
Obviously, his daughter’s account of the driver’s abrasive behaviour had got Jeetendra even more worried. Apparently, the man behind the wheels had allegedly gotten off the car and screamed at Ekta saying, “Aapko More >