The actor, who will be seen in the role of a crime reporter in his next film, Rush, said an attempt has been made to keep the character real but some level of suspense had been added to make it more entertaining.
“We have tried to make the character as genuine as possible, but have added a commercial touch to the story as well. We have shown an authentic world about TRPs and breaking news and have added murder and suspense around it to make it more interesting,” Hashmi said.
Hashmi said his character is not based on any one crime reporter. “There are a lot of journalists who come to mind when you read the script. But it is a combination of many and it is a completely fictional world,” he said.
Directed by the late Shamin Desai, the film also features Aditya Pancholi, Neha Dhupia and Sagarika Ghatge in major roles and is expected to hit the screens on October 24.