Moving away from his serial kisser image, actor Emraan Hashmi will seen playing an underworld don in period flick Once Upon A Time in Mumbai where his look is inspired by none-other-than Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan.
Hashmi will be embracing Bachchan's dressing style of 70's in the film which details the emergence of underworld in India.
"The film show how the underworld slowly trickled in the country in late 60s. I played a gangster in my first film 'Footpath' which was more contemporary and dealt with drug issues in Mumbai, however, Once Upon... is a completely different take," Hashmi told PTI.
"It takes a rewind back to those times when Bachchan did Deewar in 70's. Those are the kinds of clothes that I will be wearing in the film. Even the whole look of the city has been designed to depict that era. We will be seen driving old cars," Hashmi said while describing his look in the film.
Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Chronicles the Mumbai Mafia world which started with gambling, bootlegging and smuggling in 60's and later spread its wings in 70's and 80's. The shooting of the film will finish by January next year.
National-award-winner Actor Ajay Devgn will reportedly play a character designed on the lines of former underworld don Haji Mastan while Kangana Ranaut is set to play his love interest. Directed by Milan Luthria, the movie also stars Prachi Desai in a key role.