Emraan Hashmi will be seen playing a suave thief in his upcoming film Ghanchakkar and director Rajkumar Gupta feels the actor's mysterious personality makes him perfect for the role.
"There is a certain amount of mystery about Emraan. As a
person, there is a sense of enigma around him, you can never
make out what he is thinking. He speaks less. Also you don't
know whether to believe him or not. He fits the character of
Sanjay Athray well," Gupta said.
The comedy-thriller also stars Vidya Balan, who plays
Hashmi's over-the-top Punjabi wife in the film. This is
Gupta's second collaboration with the National Award-winning
actress. They have previously worked in 2011 hit film No One
Killed Jessica, which was based on the controversial Jessica
Lal murder case.
"I am working with Vidya not because our last outing was
successful. I think when me and my co-writer Parvez Sheikh
finished this script and decided to cast, only Emraan and
Vidya's names came to our mind. Vidya is the finest, fearless,
gutsiest actress we have today. Her character Neetu is
vibrant, robust Punjabi housewife and Vidya was the only one
who could take it to another level," Gupta said.
Ghanchakkar is Gupta's third film. He made his Bollywood
debut in 2008 with critically and commercially successful film
Aamir and then followed it up with No One Killed Jessica.
"Ghanchakkar is a very different movie from my previous
films. It is in the humorous, suspense, thriller space that I
have not explored before. We don't make comic thrillers - it
is either a comedy or a thriller.
"The comic element in this film is not very over-the-top
or below the belt. It is not making fun of any personal,
physical aspect of human form. It is situational, very
day-to-day, relatable," Gupta said.
Ghanchakkar also stars Rajesh Sharma and Namit Das and
will hit theatres this Friday (June 28, 2013).