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Raaz is the biggest horror franchise in our country: Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi made his acting debut in 2003 with Vikram Bhatt’s thriller Footpath.

bollywood Updated: Sep 03, 2016 18:46 IST
Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi will be seen in Raaz Reboot with Kriti Kharbanda. (Pratham Gokhale/ HT Photo )

Actor Emraan Hashmi, often associated with steamy scenes, says he does not believe in comparisons and it’s not fair to call an actor the ‘next someone’.

Asked whether Ranveer Singh can be called the next Emraan Hashmi as the Bajirao Mastani star will be seen locking lips in his upcoming film Befikre, Emraan said, “I think it is unfair to say an actor is a ‘next someone’. Every actor has an individuality. They have their own strengths and give their best in films. I wouldn’t want to be next anyone or want any other actor to be called as next me. Everybody is working individually and I wish them all the best.”

Watch: Emraan Hashmi in Raaz Reboot trailer

Speaking about his association with the Raaz franchise, Emraan, who stars in the forthcoming film Raaz Reboot, said, “Raaz is the biggest horror franchise in our country. I started working in this franchise as an assistant director. I like the horror genre very much.”

He also shared that in Bollywood, filmmakers don’t make too many horror films. “When Vikram (Bhatt) narrated the script of Raaz Reboot, I was vary happy as I knew, watching Raaz Reboot would be a great experience for the audience,” said the actor.

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How has been the journey from the 2002 film Raaz to Raaz Reboot? Emraan shared, “It was a learning one and a positive experience for me. We have given our best effort and hope that we will get good responses.”

He had made his acting debut in 2003 with Bhatt’s thriller Footpath.

Asked about the director, he said, “Initially, I didn’t want to be an actor, but Vikram helped me a lot when I made my debut in his film Footpath. Then with Raaz 3, he monopolised this space of horror films. Horror is my favourite genre. I’ve learned a lot from him. Nobody makes horror films like Vikram.”

Emraan Hashmi is also doing a war drama called Captain Nawab. (Twitter)

Raaz Reboot is written and directed by Bhatt and is slated for September 16 release.