After playing a man overpowered by witches and an amnesia patient in his last two ventures, actor Emraan Hashmi is back to playing a mischief-maker on-screen in Raja Natwarlal, which he says is not a superficial con film.
The 35-year-old actor has donned the role of a scamster in the Kunal Deshmukh-directed film and he says unlike other con films made in Bollywood, this movie is real and dramatic. "I would never do a con film because I find them very superficial, but this one has a heart, a soul and emotions flowing in. There is a dramatic reason for the character to play a scamster. So, that's what I liked," Hashmi said.
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The actor, whose last couple of movies- Ek Thi Daayan and Ghanchakkar- were serious thrillers, says he is happy to finally star in a full-fledged, entertaining, commercial film which he enjoys doing the most.
"It is about giving the audience the paisa vasool cinema. I am coming back to the basics with this commercial masala, entertainer. And my audience somehow was missing out on that for the longest time. So this is a gift to them," he said.
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Raja Natwarlal is the fourth collaboration between Hashmi and Deshmukh -- the duo have previously worked in films like Jannat, Tum Mile and Jannat 2. Hashmi says the reason they share a great rapport is because both he and Deshmukh have the same taste in films.
"I have known him for almost 10 years. He has grown as a director. He was an assistant director on my second film. He has come of age as director, as a technician, as a story-teller. We have a rapport, we have the same liking as far as cinema goes, and I think it will reflect in the film," Hashmi said.
The film also stars Pakistani actress Humaima Malik, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon and will hit theatres on August 29.
Emraan Hashmi and Humaima Malick on the poster of Raja Natwarlal.