Emraan Hashmi feels Bollywood today is so obsessed with trade collections that it not only takes away the thrill of working, but also makes the actors jittery.
Emraan has highlighted in a few blockbuster movies like Murder, Gangster and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai, aside from featuring in generally littler motion pictures like Shanghai and Ek Thi Daayan. “Obsession with numbers gets the thrill out of working in films. Everything can’t be equated only with numbers. Sometimes, it is a small film and you crush the spirit of the film because it may not do the kind of numbers,” said Emraan.
He says that actors need to be appreciated to a certain extent and audience needs to understand that. They also need to understand what film is trying to convey. And not equate everything with the box office numbers,” he said.
Emraan Hashmi ` has tried his hands in both commercial as well as in non-commercial movies like The Dirty Picture and a dark comedy Ghanchakkkar.
But it is unfortunate that both films including Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Mr X, and Raja Natwarlal did n’t perform well in box-office.
When asked if the box office pressure dictates an actor’s choice of films, Emraan said, “In some films it does, in some films you like to take a risk. But I think the more you have news articles coming out, the media talking about these terms, then it also gets the actors jittery. They are afraid of trying something new.”
Emraan Hashmi feels that an actor should not be afraid of doing experiment with their image and have to come out of their comfort zone. He further states that “Either that or the actors are pushed to try something new. Because the industry dictates, ‘Ok he is not doing anything new, so he should do something new’. But no one really knows what works or doesn’t work,” he said. “CINEWS”