Emraan Hashmi has gradually
established himself as a leading Bollywood star and he says it
was taking big risks and sticking with them that has brought
In his decade-long career, the 34-year-old actor moved on
from doing repetitive roles in the initial years of his career
to eventually garnering critical acclaim for his performances
in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, The Dirty Picture and
"Somewhere after you have few successful films, there is
a fear of losing what you have got. It is very easy in the
beginning as you are a risk taker, have nothing to lose and
there is no perception about you.
"Things slowly build up and then you have this fear that
what if tomorrow I don't have this. But I have realised that
what has given me successful films is risk itself. So if I
stop taking risks, I will eventually crumble. I will continue
to take risks," said Hashmi.
The actor will be seen playing a suave thief in his
upcoming film Ghanchakkar directed by Rajkumar Gupta. The
film is a comic-thriller and will hit theatres this Friday.
"I was convinced about the role after I read the script.
It is a thriller suspense and not just a comedy film. The
story is great, interesting characters and it will change the
way we see comedies. It is one of those films where there is
an edge of the seat moment and suddenly a funny moment,"
Ghanchakkar also stars Vidya Balan, who is playing
Hashmi's loud, over-the-top wife. This is their second
collaboration. They have previously worked together in hit
2011 film The Dirty Picture.
"Dirty Picture was a different kind of kinkiness, here
we have upped the quotient. The equation between me and Vidya
has been built as an unconventional, odd couple. In the film,
we have been married for 5 years and ours is a very
dysfunctional household. I hope that people will like this
zone in the film," he said.
Hashmi has a very interesting lined up of films. He will
be seen in Rensil D'Silva's Ungli, which will hit theatres
this September. He is also part of Oscar-winning filmmaker
Danis Tanovic's White Lies.
Besides that the actor has signed Karan Johar and Ekta
Kapoor's co-production Badtameez Dil, Shatir directed by
Kunal Deshmukh and Vikram Bhatt's supernatural 3D film