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Emraan Hashmi goes scary and bald in Mr X

Parmita Uniyal, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, February 17, 2014
First Published: 17:09 IST(17/2/2014) | Last Updated: 16:49 IST(18/2/2014)

Move over Mr India and Gaayab, Indian cinema is ready to tell the tale of an invisible man again, only this time, it's a cop.

Emraan Hashmi has gone for an extreme makeover in his next Mr X. Fans of his mane would be in for a disappointment as he appears bald in the movie's still, released by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.

Bhatt says, "Mr X is about a cop, (played by Emraan Hashmi) who locks horns with the system against the injustice in society. The still is taken a moment before Emraan goes invisible."

Emraan would be paired opposite Amyra Dastur who made her Bollywood debut with Issaq, opposite Prateik Babbar.

"It's a big budget commercial film, which is basically a love story. Emraan would do everything that's expected of him in mainstream cinema," the filmmakers says.

The still from the movie suggests that Emraan has shaved off his head in the film. Is that true?

"How can you imagine that a mainstream hero will go bald? No, way. It's just a moment from the film," Mahesh Bhatt says.

Interestingly, Mahesh Bhatt's father Nanabhai Bhatt directed the movie of the same name in 1957, which was about an invisible killer Mr X.

History does repeat itself!

More about Mr X
To be penned by Shagufta Rafique of Raaz 2, Raaz 3 and Aashiqui 2 fame, the film will be directed by Vikram Bhatt.

Mr X promises to be high on special effects and if reports are to be believed, technicians behind the special effects of international superhero flick, The Wolverine, might pitch in to add a Hollywood touch to this Vishesh Films' venture.


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