I want to play unpredictable roles now: Emraan Hashmi

Jun 14, 2012, 07:40 IST | PTI

Better known for his romantic and casanova image so far, actor Emraan Hashmi says his latest film 'Shanghai' has changed the perception of people about him and now he wants to play unpredictable roles

"In 'Shanghai' a new Emraan Hashmi was showcased. For me, this film has reconstructed the perception that people had about me. After this whatever role I play, it should be as unpredictable as this. 

I want to surprise the audience," Hashmi told reporters here last evening. Emraan is seen sporting a paunch and buck tooth and is dark complexioned in Dibakar Banerjee's political thriller 'Shanghai'.

He also shed his "serial kisser" image as there is no such scene in the movie. "I want to be an actor who presents his films to everyone. We know there is a divided audience. Some actors are safe and cater to one particular set of audience.

"But I really respect Dibakar for making a film like 'Shanghai'. He took the risk of making something totally different. The praise that I have got for Jogi Parmar, I have hardly ever heard such praise in my career.

After 'Shanghai', I would want to do more films like this," he said. 'Shanghai' revolves around the greed and corruption of politicians, and boasts of an ensemble cast comprising Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol, Emraan and Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee.

Released on June 8, the film got swamped by Akshay Kumar starrer 'Rowdy Rathore' as the movie continued to remain a crowd puller and money spinner for its makers. 

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