December 24, 2011 12:42:22 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
With the trade vouching for him as one of the most saleable stars in the industry today, Emraan Hashmi aka Hitman Hashmi has proved yet again that he is the "darling of the masses".
Says an acclaimed critic, "Emraan Hashmi has proved it in the past and again with THE DIRTY PICTURE that he is the darling of the masses. His strength lies in his mass appeal. His choice of films, his choice of roles is worth noting which explains why his films automatically open to very good houses when they release."
After films like MURDER and its sequel, JANNAT, RAAZ 2 and THE DIRTY PICTURE, the actor famously known as 'hero of the masses', has carved a niche for himself, with a fan base that very few in the industry enjoy. A favorite at the box office, Emraan Hashmi has also managed to get cash registers ringing for films made on small budgets. While MURDER was made on a budget of 19cr, the film grossed over 58 Cr worldwide, JANNAT collected Rs.32,47,00,000 in 5 weeks, a considerable amount for its small budget. MURDER 2 collected 36.5 crores in its first week while RAAZ 2 grossed over Rs.30 crore at the box office, making it the highest grossing horror film in India CHECK OUT: Emraan Hashmi's a GHANCHAKKAR now
Seconding that says Ekta Kapoor, "Emraan Hashmi has done great work with us both in THE DIRTY PICTURE and OUATIM...He's the kind of actor who guarantees success, he has a massive fan following and his association with Balaji is going to be longstanding."
If sources are to be believed Emraan Hashmi is also the latest to join the club of the highest paid actors in the industry going by his consistent track record. Says a trade analyst, "Every actor raises his price after delivering hits. Business-wise there's a comfort level with Emraan now."
Currently the actor is shooting for JANNAT 2 and Raj Kumar Gupta's GHANCHAKKAR.