June 6, 2011 02:25:55 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Emraan Hashmi's next would be a solo release MURDER 2. Meanwhile one also wonders about the promise that he had apparently made to himself a few years back about not being too keen about doing multi starrers. Forever known for featuring in films that give him an opportunity to play a solo lead, he suddenly seems to be quite fine with working in multi-starrers.
Though he has done over a dozen solo starrers, most of them turning out to be profitable at the box office, he seems to have taken a different course now with multi starrers like ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI and DIL TOH BACCHA HAI JI already released and SHANGHAI (with Abhay Deol) and THE DIRTY PICTURE (with Naseruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor) all set to follow.
"Yes, I have changed my strategy during last two-three years and moved on from doing only solo hero films," admits Emraan, "I have realised that keeping such a strong stance only restricts you in creative aspects. What happens is that sometimes you may get a brilliant script but it may have two or three principal characters. You may reject it due to your stand of working in only solo starrers but then it would be eventually your loss only."
So what was the trigger point for him to change his stand?
"Well, it comes from the fact that early in your career you want to pitch yourself as a solo lead so that you can establish yourself. When you get some level of success, you feel a lot more confident and comfortable with your positioning," he says, "I am at that stage today where I can be a part of something better even when there are other actors involved. I know for sure that even when I am currently following this approach in my career, there won't be any compromise in my basic thought process whatsoever. I would always be doing films that are different from the routine."