Chocolate-boy actor Emraan Hashmi who has essayed several dark characters in Bollywood says accepting that everybody has a villainous shade just makes life better.
"All of us have a dark side to us but we just try and shy away from talking about it. I am not ashamed of my own dark side and am very comfortable with it," Hashmi told PTI.
The actor was in the capital to attend the staging of Mahesh Bhatt-produced play The Last Salute, based on the book and life of Iraqi scribe, Muntadhar Al-Zaidi who hurled his footwear at US President George W Bush.
Emraan Hashmi, who has previously been cast in negative roles in Murder, Gangster, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai among other films is now awaiting this week's release Murder 2, an erotic thriller that tries to explore the other side of human nature and where he plays yet another dark character.
"Life is not all goody-goody, realistic situations have shades of darkness and it is important to be portrayed. In the new film am playing a cop who gets involved in serious problems due to a girl who comes into his life," says the bad boy of Bollywood.