Emraan Hashmi might once have been famous for lip locking on screen, but now, he is all set for the release of a film that has a wise message, especially for youngsters. The actor is busy promoting Cheat India, a film that has also marked his interest in producing and is his first home production. Though the actor has made a name for himself on his own, he was once known to be a favourite with the ‘Bhatt camp’, since it was his 2004 film, Murder, produced under the Bhatt banner, Vishesh Films, that catapulted him to fame. In fact, many of his hit films like Gangster (2006) Raaz — The Mystery Continues (2009) and Murder 2 (2011) were birthed under the same banner. The actor acknowledges the role played by the Bhatts in his career, but says that he has done a lot by himself too.
“I do not blame people for saying I belong to the ‘Bhatt camp’ as I began my career from the Bhatt production house and I have done a lot of films with them.
But you need to take a step ahead. I have done a couple of films outside the Bhatt banner. To begin with, it was Dirty Picture and many more,” he points out. But when asked if he’ll be a part of the Mahesh Bhatt directed film, Sadak 2, Emraan says, “No, I am not doing Sadak 2. But it’s not that I will not work with them again.
We are very much on talking terms. I will definitely be working with them in the future.”
Given his relationship with the Bhatts and the fact that he has never hesitated to work with upcoming talent, one wonders when the actor will share screen space with the immensely talented Alia Bhatt. To this Emraan says, “Casting is the prerogative of the director. I never interfere in casting. I only care about the film and my character. I would love to work with Alia. She is a fantastic talent. Working with Alia will depend on the script. Since I am related to her, if I work opposite her, I will have to play her brother in the film.”