Emraan Hashmi: I feel that Shah Rukh Khan is fantastic in whatever he does

Updated: Sep 25, 2019, 13:24 IST | IANS | Mumbai

Emraan Hashmi was interacting with the media at the premiere of Netflix film Bard Of Blood on Monday in Mumbai

Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi

Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is gearing up for the release of his first web series titled Bard Of Blood, has said that actor-producer Shah Rukh Khan has had a profound impact on him as an artiste and as a person, because he has grown up watching the 54-year-old superstars films.

Emraan was interacting with the media at the premiere of Netflix film Bard Of Blood on Monday in Mumbai. A few days ago, Netflix India released a new video to promote its upcoming original series, Bard Of Blood. The four-minute video shared online, brought together producer Shah Rukhand actor Emraan for a short sketch that, for some reason, shows SRK making self-deprecating jokes about his own legacy.

Sharing his experience working with Shah Rukh in that promotional video, Emraan said: "I felt bad because in that video, I used some bad words for him (Shah Rukh Khan). He has a very profound impact on me as an artist and as a person, because I have grown up watching his films. But in that video, I referred him as Dhakkan and Dabba (idiot) and then I put a cloth bag on his head so, I felt bit embarrassing doing that but we had to shoot it for professional reasons."

Emraan added: "It was really a nice concept and I feel we should praise him (Shah Rukh) for that, because I don't think any other actor at his level would have that kind of self-deprecating humour in a video. Therefore, I feel that he is fantastic in whatever he does."

The Netflix series will track the life of an ex-RAW agent Kabir Anand (Hashmi), who goes on a mission with two team members to rescue Indian spies captured in Balochistan.

Talking about the show, Emraan said: "I think the mission which we have shown in the series and the script are really interesting. I feel the way people have appreciated its trailer and the way its buzz is increasing by the day, it excites me to imagine how people will react to it. There are a lot of entertaining, thrilling and suspense-filled moments in the show, and I can assure that people will not be able to predict how this show is going to end."

Producer Shah Rukh Khan showed up at the premiere to support the spy thriller along with cast members Emraan Hashmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar, Jaideep Ahlawat, Danish Husain and others. Also spotted at the event were Parineeti Chopra, Mrunal Thakur, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Bobby Deol, among others.

Bard Of Blood is based on the book of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. The series is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. The seven-episode limited series will release on Netflix on September 27.

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Bard of Blood red carpet: SRK, Emraan Hashmi, Kirti Kulhari, Sobhita Dhulipala attend
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    Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies is producing the Bard of Blood on Netflix, which also marks the debut of actor Emraan Hashmi in the web series' genre. A special screening of the show was hosted at a multiplex in Lower Parel, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah

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    Emraan Hashmi looked dapper in his blue suit as he arrived at the special screening of his show Bard Of Blood. The show is based on Bilal Siddiqui's book by the same name and the show is set against the backdrop of the Indian sub-continent.

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    The multi-lingual series, Bard Of Blood, will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a professor in Panchgani to save his country and long-lost love.

    In picture: Kirti Kulhari wore a mustard yellow and blue pantsuit, which she paired with white pumps.

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    Speaking about Bard of Blood, Emraan had told mid-day, "It's like shooting three films simultaneously. We have seven episodes, each 45-minute-long. We are catering to 190 countries; so, the concept of 'Indianising' things doesn't apply here. It has to be real; it can't be illogical and jingoistic like most of our films."

    In picture: Sobhita Dhulipala wore a belted metallic co-ord set for the special screening of her show Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Bobby Deol sported an animal printed shirt and black denim as he arrived at the special screening of Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur was all smile as she arrived for the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Sahher Bambba, who recently made her Bollywood debut with Karan Deol in Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood.

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    Shriya Pilgaonkar wore a blue pantsuit as she attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Shruti Marathe, who is also part of Bard Of Blood, arrived for the special screening of the Netflix show in Lower Parel.

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    Suchitra Pillai along with a friend attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Sacred Games star and Marathi actor Jitendra Joshi also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Tahir Bhasin also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel.

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    Viineet Kumar, who is also part of Bard Of Blood, looked dapper in his grey and white checkered suit as the special screening of the show.

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    Boman Irani was all smile as he posed for the photographers at Bard Of Blood screening.

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    Vikramaditya Motwane and wife Ishika Mohan also attended the special screening of Bard Of Blood.

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    Vivaan Shah at the special screening of Bard Of Blood in Lower Parel.

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    Emraan Hashmi with Kirti Kulhari and Sobhita Dhulipala pose for the photographers at Bard Of Blood screening.

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    Shah Rukh Khan poses with the cast and crew of Bard Of Blood at a multiplex in Lower Parel. It will launch on September 27.

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