Over the years, Emraan Hashmi has become synonymous with grey characters that seek retribution in some form or the other. In Vishesh Films’ Murder 2, he plays a romantic lover who battles his inner demons.
The actor says even though he’s open to playing all kinds of characters and films, he’s always been more attracted to the thriller genre.
Talking about his affinity to scary films, Emraan says, “I’ve always been a huge fan of thrillers like David Fincher’s Se7en. I am fascinated by the disturbing, dark underbelly of life. I find such films deeply engrossing. They delve deep into the human psyche and that’s a place worth exploring.”
Even though the reward of such films is huge, the actor feels playing dark characters can be exhausting. “It is emotionally draining. And since I bounce from one film to another, there’s no time to really relax and take it easy. Murder 2 is a film that I would have watched even if I was not part of it. It’s fastpaced and will grab your attention from the very first frame.”
Does the actor’s wife Parveen have any say in the kind of roles he does? He says, “She’s one of my biggest critics. Even though she doesn’t tell me what films to do, her opinion is pretty clear.” Obviously, his one-year-old son Ayaan doesn’t know about the adult themes in his father’s films. “My films will look like fairytales by the time he grows up and starts watching cinema,” he quips.
His uncle and mentor Mahesh Bhatt adds, “Emraan is a complete hero in this movie, for the first time. He goes through all the four seasons of ups, downs, good and bad. In fact, he has outdone himself. I am super confident about the film.” TOI