January 6, 2012 05:27:33 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
For someone who grew from being an antagonist in his debut film FOOTPATH to playing a key protagonist in each of his films, Emraan has indeed come a long way in his eight year long career so far. With his films now doing consistently well across the length and breadth of the country with a superb reach across the interiors, especially in single screen theatres, Emraan has pretty much earned another tag that goes as 'Hitman' Hashmi.
Smiles Emraan, "Really, I don't want to be addressed in any way by the industry or media. I would just want to continue endearing the audience and give blockbusters. People anyways have their own ways to perceive a star by hailing him a superstar one day and then bringing him down by calling him a fluke. I know what I am doing and that is what that really matters."
Meanwhile, there have been some voices though those are now wondering if Emraan has firmly and squarely decided to expand his horizon outside the Bhatt camp, now that he has tasted success with Ekta Kapoor and has been signed for more films with her.
Emraan says in a matter of fact tone, "Well, I was never bothered even earlier and so is the case today. It was always about great scripts. It was never a consideration whether it was Bhatts or an outside filmmaker. I know that eventually a good act always gets credited by the industry and you can see that yourself. Other than that detractors would always end up saying that 'yeh picture iski wajah se chali ya uski wajah se'. However, as always, I will always put my blinders on and do films that I really want to work. Nothing else matters."