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The actor talks about being audience-friendly, leading by example and being always available for the Bhatts
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 30, 2012)
Emraan Hashmi is probably one of the very few actors in Bollywood who choose not to turn their backs on a delayed film. Probably at the best phase of his career, the actor talks about why he chose to promote late Shamin Desai’s Rush, his equation with the Bhatt camp and his production plans…
Your standing in the masses is second only to Salman Khan… Well for me, I always wanted to do films that are commercial and have an entertainment quotient. It is something that has been built over the years and my audience looks forward to it in my films. I always wanted to be honest with them and give them what interests them.
The tag of the serial kisser refuses to die! I have stopped reacting as far as this association is concerned. These tags don’t fail to amuse me but whatever works for people, I am cool with it. The film should work in totality.
You chose to promote a three-year-old film like Rush. Why? I know generally people don’t touch delayed projects. I think as a person you have to lead by certain principles and films are not just about money. Some actors completely disown a film but I don’t believe that one can have a long lasting career only because of wise business decisions. There’s got to be some emotions involved. My producers had a rough patch and then Shamin passed away. I would not have been able to live with More >
The actor plays an investigative crime journalist in Rush
Hiren Kotwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 26, 2012)
At a time when other actors are doing remakes of South Indian films, Emraan Hashmi continues doing what he does best — playing ordinary characters caught in adverse situations and emerging triumphant in the end.
That’s what he attributes his films’ success to — the audience connect. In his latest, Shamin Desai’s Rush, the actor plays investigative crime journalist Sam Grover, who fights his way out of unfavourable circumstances.
Isn’t he keen to play larger-than-life parts? He maintains, “I’ll do such a role only when the right script comes along. I don’t understand beating up 15 people at a time. There has to be something real in a film.”
So, no South remakes for him a la Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar? “I don’t want to do it now when everyone is doing it. I may consider doing it later. That said, I don’t want to be 30th in line, by the time my remake comes, people might be tired of remakes.”
Probed about his take on broadcast news, the actor says, “It’s absurd when celebrity snippets are projected as headlines. Some things are sensationalized despite not being of national importance.”
What changes would he initiate if he were to head a news channel for a day, the actor replies, “Apart from bringing relevant news to the forefront, I’d also like the media to be sensitive about reporting certain things. Sometimes, too much focus is given to More >
RUSH – ANOTHER HIT FOR EMRAAN?
Emraan Hashmi is known for doing multiple films in a year and for finishing films in 50-60 days. No wonder that he, like Akshay, is able to have 3-4 releases in a year. Most of the film that he works on, gets a release within 8-9 months of starting production. However, one such film failed to do so-Rush. The shoot commenced in 2008 on a lavish scale. Recession then soon hit Bollywood and Rush was a victim. The badly run Percept Pictures found it difficult to fund the film and shoot got stalled. Another tragedy struck when it’s directior Shamin Desai passed away in 2010. His wife Priyanka Thakran then passionately ensured that the film gets completed and fit for release. And finally Rush shall hit theatres tomorrow. The plot is damn exciting and Emraan as always looks cool, this time with a French beard. Neha Dhupia is apt for seductress’ role. Film also features Sagarika Ghatge and Aditya Pancholi. Pritam’s music is slowly picking up steam. Film is approx 2 hours duration and has created moderate buzz. Opening might not be huge but aided by good word of mouth, Rush can be a success.
The second release is Chakravyuh, directed by Prakash Jha and stars Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Esha Gupta, Manoj Bajpayee, Anjali Patil and Om Puri. Film deals with the grave Naxal issue and got released yesterday on Dusshera (other films chose to come on Friday though). The opening was bad and although film makes a mark, it’ll be difficult for the film to get More >
Sayantan Dalal (DNA; October 25, 2012)Emraan Hashmi
Actor Emraan Hashmi is quite the producer’s actor. Despite his upcoming film Rush getting delayed a few times, the actor has continued to support the film. And with the crime thriller releasing this weekend, the actor shot for a special video at the last moment, taking time out from his other projects.
A source reveals, “Rush will now be releasing on its original date on Bakri Eid. But the producers wanted to do a fresh photoshoot as well as posters for the film. They also wanted to do a new video. Though Emraan is extremely busy with his other film projects — Ek Thi Daayan and Ghanchakkar, he took time out to come for the shoot. He didn’t make a big fuss about the last minute addition. He believes in the film. And though the film got delayed after its director Shamin Desai passed away, Emraan has stood by his movie and the producers though there has been a slight delay in its release.”
The film revolves around the story of a struggling reporter, whose life turns upside down after he receives an assignment from a media tycoon. Emraan says, “I’m really proud of the film and I think we have done a great job. I stand by it and have tried to help out in whatever way I could. I hope the audience appreciates our efforts.”
Parag Maniar (BOMBAY TIMES; October 24, 2012)
Actor-composer duo Emraan Hashmi and Pritam Chakraborty, who have dished out a number of hits in the past, are back again with Shamin Desai’s Rush.
Pritam says he has composed the music keeping in mind the emotions that Emraan’s character experiences in the film. There’s a romantic song (Chup Chup Ke), a seduction number (Mumkin Nahin) and a song of separation (O Re Khuda). There is also a hardcore dance track (Fukra) along with a Sufi number (Rab Ka Junoon).
Shailendra Singh, Jt MD, Percept Pictures, says, “For Pritam, it has always been a delight to score music for Emraan. Their combination has an impeccable track record and he is proud of this association.” He adds, “All the songs in the film are picturised on Emraan, which I’m sure will be a delight for his fans and all the songs are key to the plot.”
Rush, produced by Percept Pictures in association with Showman International, releases October 26.
Most Pak artistes who sing for Hindi films record their songs outside India
Piyali Dasgupta (BOMBAY TIMES; October 24, 2012)
Roping in Pakistani singers to sing for Bollywood movies is nothing new, but it is still very rare to find a Pakistani artiste recording a song in India. Most of them record their songs in Pakistan, Dubai or London, and that too, via internet tools. While some artistes believe that it is more economical to record songs in Pakistan, some believe that issues like visas and permissions come in the way. BT talks to some of these Pakistani artistes to understand this process.
I WASN’T CALLED FOR THE RECORDING Arif Lohar, who gained popularity in Bollywood with tracks like Jugni-Dum Gutgoo (see right) from Cocktail, says, “Jugni was already a hit, so it was because of the popularity of this song that I got entry into Bollywood. When I was offered to sing for Cocktail I didn’t know the recording schedule. Unhone kaha ki bas aap gaana bhej dein phir hum usse film mein fit kar lenge. I wasn’t called to Mumbai to record the song. Humne Lahore se hi hamare gaane ka thoda sa modified version banakar music composer ko de diya.”
WE DON’T KNOW WHICH ACTOR WE ARE SINGING FOR Shafqat Amanat Ali (left) says that most often, the singers are told about the situation of the song, but not who they are singing for. He tells us, “It is sometimes difficult to modulate the voice according to a song requirement as we don’t know whom we are singing for. Most of the times More >
Actress talks about zipping across the continent and working in the late Shamin Desai’s upcoming film
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; October 22, 2012)
Neha Dhupia has been living out of suitcases for the past few months. She is now glad to be back in Mumbai in time for her upcoming film Rush with Emraan Hashmi.
The actress had been away for a long outdoor in Ambala for her Punjabi film. In between she also travelled to Kargil for an Army event as well as recently in Taiwan for a trade event. That apart she kept zipping around the country for her brand endorsement events as well as for the promotion of her film. She says, “I used to look forward to my time in the aircraft to catch up in the sleep. That was the time I could really switch off not only the mobile but also myself from everything. I can doze off on a plane seat within minutes of the take-off.”
Neha’s last B-Town outing was Maximum with Sonu Sood earlier this year. In her forthcoming film set in the media world, her character has shades of grey and working with Emraan was a particularly enjoyable experience. She says, “Emraan is certainly enjoying a great moment of his life currently. There is finally an enigma around him. I am glad that the film is releasing at such a time.”
She holds the film important to her. “Even though it was begun by the late Shamin Desai, his wife Priya completed his dream. Priya is a dear friend. The entire unit has been supportive during her trying times and ensured that the film was More >
The actor talks about his co-star’s uninhibited approach to the love-making in Rush
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; October 21, 2012)
In Shamin Desai’s Rush, Emraan Hashmi shows some sizzling chemistry with co-star Neha Dhupia, especially in the track Mumkin Nahin. In the film, Sam Grover (Emraan) is a television journalist who lives in with his girlfriend Ahana Sharma (Sagarika Ghatge) and also gets romantically involved with his colleague Lisa Kapoor (Neha).
Says Emraan, “Neha is a very hassle-free person to work with. She’s uninhibited as an actress and knows how to handle intimate scenes. What’s also important is that the scenes have to look convincing, and we have ensured that.” On Lisa, he says, “She’s very sensuous and attractive. And even though he wants to be loyal to his girlfriend, Ahana, Sam gets into a relationship with her.”
Neha, on her part, says, “I think it’s more challenging than regular run-of-the-mill stuff. I believe normal is boring and Lisa is not. In fact, she’s a seductress. Sam and Lisa share a relationship, which, for better or worse, is forbidden. And things that are forbidden are more thrilling. It’s easy to have a chemistry with Emraan, as he can get under the skin of the character quickly.”
Calling Emraan one of the best co-stars she has worked with, Neha says, “Emraan loves what he does, respects his co-stars, comes on time… it’s so endearing that he’s simple about many things. It’s hard to imagine that someone who is so successful is More >
Sayantan Dalal (DNA; October 18, 2012)
Actor Emraan Hashmi has been recently experimenting with his roles, be it in Dirty Picture or now in Ek Thi Daayan. But it seems the actor doesn’t want to only experiment with his roles, but also the types of films he does. He is now looking forward to moving away from the usual kind of films he does, to doing films of different genres like Sci-fi.
The actor who is busy promoting his upcoming film Rush, is really keen on doing his next based on sci-fi. “Emraan always tries to portray different roles and experiment. He has always been fascinated by sci-fi movies. He has been a fan of this genre for a long time now. So, it’s natural that he wants to do a film on the same genre. The actor has expressed his wish to work in a sci-fi movie which will involve aliens, space robots and others which look more challenging. In Bollywood, there are hardly any sci-fi movies been made. And they haven’t explored the genre like Emraan wants to do. He sees a lot of scope in this field and thus wants to explore further.”
Emraan confirms, “I’m a huge sci-fi fan. It’s a fascinating subject and I would love to work in a hardcore sci-fi film in the future.” According to our sources Emraan has already told people around him and his friends from the industry that he really wants to do a sci-fi now, after having done so many thrillers and romantic films. Emraan also added, “Since childhood, I was sold on science fiction that I saw in Hollywood films. When I More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 16, 2012)
Salman Khan and Emraan Hashmi are probably the only two actors in the industry who have a huge fan following in the masses. While Salman is known as the king of masses, Emraan has slowly and surely earned the reputation of being the prince of masses. Now Emraan will be having his first release this month end on Bakri Eid and he now intends to make this date his own.
A source says, “Festival seasons are known to be good for business. Be it Eid, Diwali or Christmas, the audience loves to come and watch films. While Aamir prefers his films releasing during Christmas and Republic Day, Salman has ruled the box office during the Eid festival. Emraan will have his upcoming film Rush with Sagarika Ghatge and directed by the late Shamim Desai this Bakri Eid.”
Emraan apparently wants to see how the film fares at the box office compared to his recent hits. The source adds, “In fact the film has been delayed due to the untimely death of its director Shamin Desai and Emraan is going out of his way to promote the film.” Sources say that if this film works well on Bakri Eid, Emraan will plan his other releases too around the same date.