Actor Emraan Hashmi rose to fame with the success of 'Raaz', 'Jannat' and 'Murder' film franchises.
Though the actor made his debut with ‘Footpath’, it was the erotic-thriller ‘Murder’ in 2004 which brought him into the limelight. But now the actor has decided to move away from the franchises that brought him fame and glory owing change in his movie taste.
"I will not go back to doing those films. They played an important part in my career and life. Those kind of characters and films have contributed immensely, but I am not the same person or the actor I was back then,” said Emraan Hashmi to PTI.
"My tastes have changed. The audience's tastes have changed and it's changing very rapidly. So, it's very important to give them something new and reinvent constantly. So, that is my aim with the upcoming films," he added.
But the actor said that he isn’t closing the door on working with his uncles Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt, who produced these there franchises.
"Whenever there is an interesting script, yes, I won't rule that out," he said.
The actor’s latest release ‘Baadshaho’, despite mixed reviews, has been doing well at the box-office. The actor is elated by the movie’s success.
"When you work hard in a film, acceptability is important. The trade part is important too, that the investors should get their money and everyone is happy. Creatively, we were satisfied and now the trade is gung-ho too, so everyone is extremely happy," he said.
Emraan Hashmi is now gearing up to start his first production, ‘Captain Nawaab’, directed by Tony D'Souza, which goes on floor next month.
The actor insists that the film is inspired by real events and the makers will not adhere to adding unnecessary ‘masala’ elements to the story to make it more commercial.
"It is inspired from a real event, but eventually it is a fictional piece of work. This has been sourced out from true happenings in our country, there is some element of fiction added. But it doesn't go into the masala zone. It is very gritty, very real. It in an entertaining war drama thriller," he said.
"It has a sense of realism and at the same time, it is entertaining. Bringing together these two things is a challenge, but I am sure we will be up for it,” he added.
This will be the first time that Emraan Hashmi will be seen as an army man.
"I am nervous before playing any character. For me, that is what drives me. The day I become cocky about a character or a film, I think I will fail miserably. It is very important for me to have that positive nervous feeling, that I need to rise up and do my best," he said.
Previously reports also emerged that he would be producing and starring in a film about the education system, to be directed by Soumik Sen, and the actor says there is still some time for that.
"It's too early to speak about that. Actually there are three more scripts that will be made post 'Captain...' but all these are in the nurturing process. Nothing is confirmed yet," he concluded.