Emraan Hashmi is keenly looking forward to his foray into intense love story zone with 'Humari Adhuri Kahani', a film that he initially rejected.
Emraan Hashmi. Pic/Datta Kumbar
Paired opposite his 'The Dirty Picture' co-star Vidya Balan, Hashmi now wants to be a part of more such emotionally charged stories.
Tipped as a mature love story, the film is directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Mahesh Bhatt, who also co-wrote the screenplay.
"Bhatt sahab forced and dragged me into this film when I said no the first time. He knew what was good for me. I didn't probably give the narration a good listen the first time around or he gave me a bad narration, we don't know. But I realised this is one of the landmark films in my life," Hashmi told PTI.
Talking about Balan, whom he worked in 'Ghanchakkar' and the Milan Luthria's hit 2011 film, the actor said, "It's always great working with her. We had a brilliant chemistry in 'The Dirty Picture' but this film has more romance than our previous outings."
The 36-year-old actor said he enjoyed doing the movie so much it has made him greedy for more such roles.
"It has shaped up really well as everyone worked hard on the movie. It's a space I have never been in before. I was like ,'Why I didn't get something like this before'. I have become more greedy for roles like that and I am scared that I might not get something like that in the future," he said.
Also starring Rajkummar Rao in a pivotal role, "Humari Adhuri Kahani" is slated to release on June 12.
After writing the screenplay of the film, Bhatt has also released his last novel "All That Could Have Been" based on the film. The book is a story about a woman named Vasudha and chronicles her relationship with two men, who come in her life at different points.
"This is the first time a screenplay has been written and a novel was made out of it. The screenplay is quite different from the novel because they are two different mediums. Novel goes to the places where movie doesn't go. A movie has a different emotional high," Bhatt said.
Emraan is also excited about his first foreign language film "Tigers", which will start its journey in the festival circuit soon.
The film is directed by Oscar-winner Danis Tanovic.
Emraan's character in the film is called Ayan, and also features Geetanjali Thapa, Danny Huston, Khalid Abdalla, Adil Hussain, Maryam D'Abo, Satyadeep Misra, Heino Ferch, Sam Reid, Supriya Pathak and Vinod Nagpal.
"Tigers is one of the other film into that emotional zone because it is a biopic about a man, who is a crusader against the multi-national companies, who deal with the baby food formula. I don't know when it is releasing in India but it is going to the festival circuits soon," Emraan said.