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Shanghai has changed the perception about me: Emraan Hashmi

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Actor Emraan Hashmi is better known for his romantic and casanova image so far. But the Bollywood star, who has shed his serial kisser image in Shanghai, says his latest film has changed the perception of people about him and now he wants to play unpredictable roles in his forthcoming movies.

Talking to PTI, Emraan Hashmi expressed his happiness over acting in Shanghai. The actor said, "In Shanghai, a new Emraan Hashmi was showcased. For me, this film has reconstructed the perception that people had about me. After this whatever role I play, it should be as unpredictable as this. I want to surprise the audience."

Emraan Hashmi has sported a paunch and buck tooth and is dark complexioned in Dibakar Banerjee's political thriller Shanghai, which has hardly kissing or any steamy scenes in it. He said, "I want to be an actor who presents his films to everyone. We know there is a divided audience. Some actors are safe and cater to one particular set of audience."

The Bollywood actor added, "But I really respect Dibakar for making a film like 'Shanghai'. He took the risk of making something totally different. The praise that I have got for Jogi Parmar, I have hardly ever heard such praise in my career. After 'Shanghai', I would want to do more films like this."

However, Shanghai revolves around the greed and corruption of politicians. The film stars Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol, Emraan and Prosenjit Chatterjee in the leads. Released on June 8, the film got swamped by Akshay Kumar starrer Rowdy Rathore as the movie continued to remain a crowd puller.

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