Emraan was to play Sharman's role in METRO

Emran Hashmi WallpapersNot many are aware but Emraan Hashmi was the first choice to play the role of a call center executive in LIFE IN A...METRO which eventually went to Sharman Joshi.

As per insiders, Emraan along with Konkana Sen were the only two actors from the ensemble cast of the film who were given a complete script narration before the film came on floors. While Konkana merrily got into the project, Emraan had to opt out due to date hassles. Rest of the starcast was game to be a part of the film and was signed in without any hassles or second thoughts.

While Emraan hasn't lost much due to two exciting films on the anvil [THE TRAIN, AWARAPAN], Sharman Joshi must definitely be grinning from ear to ear since he has received accolades from all corners ever since METRO arrived last Friday.

His act has been hailed as flawless by masses, classes and the industry folks alike and has turned out to be yet another instance when people have stood up and taken notice of this talented young man.

As a 20 something call center executive who sells his self respect and pride to fulfill his dead father's wish of building a house of his own, Sharman has managed to come up with a commendable act which lights up the mood every time he appears on screen.

He would soon be seen in this Friday's release RAQEEB where he plays a playboy and Rahul Khanna's best friend. The film also stars Jimmy Sheirgill and Tanushree Dutta and is being touted as a dramatic thriller set in Hitchcockian mode.