His performance opposite Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture has made him another bankable star in Bollywood but actor Emraan Hashmi says the success of the film did not change him as a person.
"I am as grounded as I was five years back. Tags like stars and superstars aren't something that I take too close to my heart. I know that as much as people would love to give such tags to someone, they are easily taken away as well. I would rather stay away from such temptations," Emraan told PTI.
The 32-year-old actor, who started his career as an assistant director to uncles Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt and Vikram Bhatt, said he was intrigued by his role of an out of luck filmmaker and narrator in he Dirty Picture.
"It was always about great scripts. From the very first day of The Dirty Picture, I knew what was the size and duration of the role. Still, despite a relatively shorter role, I found the script quite intriguing", said Emraan.
I guess sometimes what is seen less creates more impact and that was the case with The Dirty Picture as well. Presence of Abraham (the character played by him) was always felt and moreover since I also did the voiceover for the film, there was a certain persona that was created. It was just spot on," he added.
Emraan will be seen in films like Jannat 2, Shanghai and Raaz 3 this year.