Emraan Hashmi Was Shocked When Madhur Bhandarkar Offered Him Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
Bollywood’s serial kisser Emraan Hashmi was left shocked when renowned director Madhur Bhandarkar offered him a role in romantic comedy Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. Emraan has earlier played dark roles in movies like Gangster and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai and it made him believe that romantic movies are not his cup of tea but the director was very well aware of his talent.
"I was offered couple of romantic comedies earlier but I thought I don`t fit the bill of fairy tale stories...the romance space that Bollywood generally tries to show. But in this film because of Madhur`s sense of realism in it I wanted to be part of it," Emraan quoted.
"When I met Madhur I thought he would offer me films like `Page 3` or so. I was wondering on which area of society he is making a film now…thought he would do something on the film industry. I was surprised and at the same time taken aback...thrown off when he told me about his new project, a romcom,” he added.
In the movie the 31-year old actor plays the role of a gym trainer who has different attitude towards love and life.
Talking about his role and taking the risk, he said, "I essay Abhay who works for a gym. He is a trainer. His ideology about love, life and money is different. He is quite forward thinking. He does not believe in love and does not want to confine himself to a relationship. But then he finds a woman at the gym."
“I like to take risks. I want to taste different waters and do something new. I am comfortable doing risky subjects as with that you bring something new as an actor. The industry will want you to do those things that you are good or best at, but the audience wants to see different things."
The film which also stars Ajay Devgn, Omi Vaidya, Shazahn Padamsee, Shruti Haasan and Shraddha Das in lead roles is scheduled to hit theatres on January 28.