"Never wanted to be part of any list of actors"
Actor Emraan Hashmi says he does not want to be a part of any particular list of actors as he does not want to get 'bracketed'. With the recent string of hits from 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbai', 'Murder 2', 'The Dirty Picture' to 'Jannat 2' -- added to his track record, Emraan is being considered as a bankable star.
"I never wanted to be part of any list of actors, I have always been working in projects that I believed in. And I would not like to be part of any list, I rather walk my own path and do the kind of films that I want to. I don't want to be bracketed," Emraan told PTI in an interview.
With offers coming from biggies like Karan Johar and Yash Chopra, Emraan seems to have moved into the big league alongside Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.
"I have great respect for these production houses (Dharma Productions and Yash Raj Films). I am very happy that everyone is now understanding my cinema, my standing as mainstream, which for me is a big thing," Emraan said. Reportedly, the film with Dharma Production's is going to be directed by Rensil D'Silva and the one with Yash Raj Films by Parmeet Sethi.
When asked about signing films with big production houses, Emraan says, "Right now, I don't want to make any announcement as far as that film goes or any other film goes. There is no formal announcement but I have been talking to producers. As and when they will make the announcement, then there will be launch and then everyone would know."
Rumour mills were abuzz that Emraan has rejected the movie with Yash Raj Films because he did not have dates for the role. But the actor has neither denied nor confirmed this gossip. "I can't talk about it...I can't reveal anything...I talk about films that I have signed," Emraan said.
Although Emraan started his career with some bold and controversial films, he has slowly and steadily managed to make his mark in B-town.
"As I always wanted my films to reach out to larger section of audience. Now there is a big change as my kinds of films are showing good numbers and I am very happy about that," he said.
But then did he ever aspire to do a film for Yash Chopra and Karan Johar and pat comes the reply, "I aspired to work in good films with good subjects, good roles. I have always gauged films on subject level. And with these producers, whenever they are going to announce the films, they will do so.
"Obviously I like the films that they make, it is a great combination as the kind of cinema I do and they do, so it merges together and something interesting comes out...and it is a great team," he said. PTI