"Emraan's career is a lot like Saif Ali Khan's. Saif was the same person... but suddenly after 'Dil Chahta Hai', he turned out to be a cool dude.
Something like that has happened with Emraan. He is doing really well," Deshmukh told IANS. He says Emraan has grown up as an actor ever since he made his debut with "Footpath" in 2003. "Emraan has not changed, but people have woken up. He is challenging himself.
He is bringing a lot to the table. He is ironing on all levels than just in one. Now suddenly it's cool to watch Emraan Hashmi. People are waking up slowly," added Deshmukh. Deshumukh had earlier worked with Emraan in "Tum Mile" and "Jannat".
Irfan Pathan's birthday: Popular brother duos in international cricket
Kumar Sangakkara birthday: Batsmen who hit the most Test double tons
Birthday special: 21 actresses who married businessmen
Photos: Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra watch 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Spotted: Aditya Roy Kapur with his mother in Bandra