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The industry rides on the 20% of films that do well: Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi feels the industry is being transformed by young film-makers, who are exploring different subjects and genres of films.

bollywood Updated: Dec 18, 2016 18:17 IST
Pooja Sharma
Emraan Hashmi will be seen in Baadshaho that stars Ajay Devgn.
Emraan Hashmi will be seen in Baadshaho that stars Ajay Devgn.(HT Photo)

Emraan Hashmi is currently shooting for a multi-starrer — Baadshaho along with Ajay Devgn. The actor, who has turned producer as well, believes that Hindi cinema is undergoing a metamorphosis. He feels film-makers today are willing to experiment with subjects and are taking risks. “[That has been happening] at least since the time I have been here. The subjects and the films have gotten bolder. People are exploring different genres, which wasn’t the case when I started out,” says Emraan.

He believes that new talent being accepted is a welcome change, and they are bringing a different perspective to movies. “You see a lot of young film-makers who have forayed [into the industry] and proved that a different kind of cinema works [in the Indian context]. That’s great. Bollywood is changing,” he says.

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However, it was recently reported that some production houses are going bust. “Yes, that’s true. But [in] both [industries] — be it in Hollywood or in Bollywood — 80% of the films don’t do well. The industry rides on the 20% that does well. You make a film and you hope that your turn will come. So, we all live with that hope of having successful films,” says the actor.

Emraan Hashmi is a trained singer and he says he probably won’t be able to live up to people’s expectations with his voice. (HT Photo)

Emraan is also a trained singer. But will he ever sing for a movie? “That was a long time ago, when I was in school. I have not tried it recently. So, I don’t think so (laughs). I won’t (sing for movies) because the expectations will be so high. I am not sure if I will live up to them (expectations) with my voice. But, then again, never say never,” says the Jannat (2008) actor.