Smiley Suri, director Mohit Suri’s sister and actor Emraan Hashmi’s cousin, will make a cameo appearance in Crook that opens on October 8. Her character leads the story, set in Australia and revolving around the headline-grabbing issue of racism against Indian students Down Under, towards its climax.
“I’m not romancing Emmy for sure. That would be incestuous! I can’t reveal much without giving away the climax. All I can say is that though it is a short role, it is significant to the story,” says Smiley.
Did it take much convincing to get the nod from her? “No,” smiles Smiley. “Emmy didn’t have to be convinced to make a special appearance in my debut film Kalyug. He agreed in a flash and the film was a hit. Everyone, from the biggest names in Hollywood to Bollywood, agrees to such cameos, so why shouldn’t I? I’ve got a meaty role and I’m working with both my brothers in a socially relevant film. I have everything going for me in Crook.” <b1>
It’s said that Mohit considers Smiley to be his lucky mascot. The actor laughs, “Maybe that’s right. When I wasn’t acting, I had assisted Mohit on Zeher and that film was a huge hit too. My brother owes me a big one if Crook clicks as well.”
There’s been a lot of talk about Emraan’s kissing scenes and intimate on-screen moments. Bring this up and Smiley says, “I don’t think the focus should be on all that. The film touches on several pertinent issues that have made a student’s life hell in Australia. I’ve seen the film, in bits and pieces, while dubbing. And I can promise you, my brothers rock.”