In a recent interview, the actor revealed he had given this tag to himself as a joke but that on-screen persona blew up and refused to leave him alone.
The ‘Murder’ actor Emraan Hashmi, who is all set for his next release ‘Chehre’, has now opened up about him being tagged as a ‘serial kisser’. In a recent interview, the actor revealed he had given this tag to himself as a joke but that on-screen persona blew up and refused to leave him alone.
Talking about how he got sick of being ‘the guy who was kissing all the heroines’, Emraan told ‘Bollywood Bubble’, “For the first 10 years of my career, I was doing these films and I, unfortunately, have done it to myself. This tag was given to me by myself as a joke, and then it blew up, the media started talking about it, and that superseded everything — there could be an article, there could be a film critic review… That overpowered everything, it became a priority. And you had a country that was obsessive about this; sexuality and portraying it on-screen. Back then, when I started in 2003, it was this ‘aha’ moment to see a guy who’s kissing all his heroines. That became a talking point.”
He continued, “But as time went on, I realised that. I also realised I was getting sick of it. Because those films were giving me a very ‘been there done that’ feeling. I reached a saturation point, even though those films were doing very well at the box-office. I felt that there’s an actor in me who wants more. I am maturing as an actor, but I am forced to choose these scripts because this is what’s working, and in our industry, we want Xerox copies of everything. But, I’m not getting any creative fulfilment.”
He also mentioned that he can see the love from his fans for doing films like ‘Shanghai’ and ‘Tigers’, which distanced him from his earlier output.
Breaking the stereotype one movie at a time, Emraan is all geared up for the release of ‘Chehre’ on August 27. The thriller film, directed by Rumi Jafry, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Krystle D’Souza and Rhea Chakraborty.