'We have tried to make the character as genuine as possible, but have added a commercial touch to the story as well. We have shown an authentic world about TRPs and breaking news and have added murder and suspense around it to make it more interesting,' Hashmi said at a promotional event of the film held here Monday evening.
Directed by the late Shamin Desai, the film also features Aditya Pancholi, Neha Dhupia and Sagarika Ghatge in major roles. Hashmi clarified that his character is not based on any one crime reporter. It is a mix of many but is completely fictional in nature. 'There are a lot of journalists and news anchors who come to mind when you read the script. But it is a combination of many and it is a completely fictional world,' he said.
The actor said that after shooting this film, he has developed a new found respect for journalists. 'There is no media bashing in the film. After my research, I have new found respect for journalists. They have to abide by deadlines and have a moral and ethical code. It is a very courageous job,' he said.
Talking about the various roles which he has done so far, he said that he always plays characters which people can relate to. 'My characters always do wrong things and then there is redemption. This is why people can relate to them. This has become mypersonaon screen. I find this fascinating,' he said. The movie is all set to hit the screens Oct 24.