Emraan Hashmi who by now is a pretty well-known face in Bollywood, speaks about his new film The Train.
Did it take a lot of courage for you to play a father's role in The Train?
Yes it was very scary. I have to say that the girl was very talented and spontaneous too. But I was very nervous when I was supposed to shoot with her. Interesting thing is that being a senior person I should have helped her feel comfortable but she was trying to make me feel at ease, actually. She has done a couple of ads and was intelligent.
But do you think playing a father was an altogether new experience for you, given your lover boy image otherwise?
Now, I think what's new about this film is I play a father who loses out his daughter whom he loves very much. And that was one of the main reason what made me feel scary of this role but at the same time this is the content which takes the story ahead.
Emraan, you have been saying that you will not do kissing scenes any more.
Yeah! I agree with your point but it comes my way every time. However, I would also say that they are so convincing in the script that I cannot deny and also these emotional and intimate scenes are shot in a nice way.
Talking about the music that plays an important role in a film do you also ask about the music director of the film?
Definitely music is very important for Indian films because there is a large audience which comes to watch movies only for its songs. The music also contributes to the pre-release publicity of the film. Fortunately all my films had talented music directors. I think the songs of my films have very much added to my popularity as well.
So, how is the response from your fans?
It's awesome. They continue to pour in.
Geeta had worked with you before while Sayali is a newcomer. How was the compatibility with her?
Well, it was all well working with her. After all she had been a Miss India, that itself was training in acting for her. As an actor I found her very responsive and she has done a fabulous job.
How challenging was your role in this film?
Like I said playing something what you have never done or you do not relate to is obviously difficult. In this film it is drama which has a subtle tone to it. The dialogues are also very common and also very similar to how a common working couple interacts.
Tell us about your other films.
My next release will be Good Boy Bad Boy and after that it will be Aawarapan.
What is Good Boy Bad Boy all about?
I play the Bad Boy here and it's a comedy film about youngsters and their college life.
In this movie my role is a macho one and is larger than life. You will see me in a different look in the film.
Now-a-days every other actor is getting awards. Why Emraan Hashmi is not being considered for any award?
Frankly speaking my award is when I go and see my film doing well and people coming to watch me in theatres. My ideal award will be the feedback from my audience. At the same time I am not dying for any award.