I wouldn’t recommend being a star: Emraan Hashmi

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2015 16:07 IST

While he has been a part of the industry for a while now, Emraan Hashmi does not treat himself as a star.

"I don’t know what a star or superstar means. I would ­recommend anyone, who joins the industry, to be an actor first. I wouldn’t recommend being a star," says Emraan, whose international project, Tigers hasn’t released in India yet, reportedly owing to some issues between producers. "There are some delays, but we are working out the details," he says.

While social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook seem to have gained popularity with a host of Bollywood actors posting pictures and updates about their personal lives on these mediums, actor Emraan Hashmi says that he is not the kind of person who does that.

"That is not me. When I have something to say about a film, or I take up a cause or anything that requires me to talk to the media, I will. But I am not a guy who is constantly tweeting on social media by the hour or sending out selfies. There are actors doing it every hour, but that is not me," says Emraan who is gearing up for his release Hamari Adhuri Kahani.

Emraan admits to dealing with fame in a different way than his peers. "I am uncomfortable with fame. It’s not like I don’t like attention. I would be lying if I say that. Sometimes the whole overdoes of fame is what gets to me. I like it in a fair measure. Some actors love that, they love going out there and are constantly in the limelight. I guess I am just not like that," says Emraan, adding that his 5-year-old son Ayaan, ­however, enjoys all the attention. "My son loves attention. In fact, he gets very happy when there is media around. But he does get upset when the attention is on me and not him, when people ask me for autographs. If he becomes an actor, he will be one of those who love attention and who love to be in the limelight all the time, unlike his father," says Emraan, who is eagerly waiting for his next film Hamari Adhuri Kahani, alongside Vidya Balan.

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Talking about the film, the 36-year-old says, "This is my second outing with Vidya. We wanted to do a passionate love story, I guess people weren’t satiated with just three love scenes in Dirty Picture (2011)," says the actor who has also worked with Vidya in Ghanchakkar (2013).

And for the upcoming flick directed by Mohit Suri, Emraan Hashmi says he had to look into his life in order to get in the skin of his character and be a part of the story. "I have never touched upon a script that has required me to pour my heart out like this one. I had to connect it with my own life and make it personal. The audience will also get a sense of that and realise that the story touches real emotions. Nowadays, all love stories are more of mush. However, this film talks about real relationships and the emotions attached to it," he says.

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