Emraan Hashmi’s growing popularity is definitely a reason for him to smile, but it could very well also be a reason for his producers to frown. His fan base isn’t just restricted to the ladies anymore; he is hugely popular among kids as well. This was proved recently when one of his little fans dropped by on the sets of his next, Ghanchakkar, where he stars opposite Vidya Balan.
A source present on the sets says, “Ghanchakkar was being shot in an apartment in Bandra, when a seven-year-old boy walked in with his friends. He desperately wanted Emraan’s autograph and a picture with him. Since we weren’t shooting inside a studio, the entry could not be restricted.”
The source adds, “A scene was being shot at the time, so the kid and his friends were asked to wait. As the shoot was taking long, the boy lost his patience and started bawling loudly and refused to calm down. Ghanchakkar was being shot in sync sound, so the shooting couldn’t continue with a child crying on the set. Finally, the shoot had to be stopped.”
The shoot only resumed after Emraan went up to the kid and spoke to him. Manish Hariprasad, creative director, Disney UTV (producers of the film) says, “The entire unit was amazed at the persistence of this little fan. Emraan was in the middle of the shot, but when the kid grew restless and started howling, he stopped the shoot and clicked a picture with his young fan.”