Mumbai Saga: Emraan Hashmi dons the role of a cop

Updated: Oct 03, 2019, 13:12 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Emraan Hashmi has bulked up for the role of a rough and tough cop for Sanjay Gupta's Mumbai Saga.

Sanjay Gupta and Bhushan Kumar's dream project Mumbai Saga is a gangster drama, set in the 1980s and 1990s. It revolves around the key events that turned Bombay to Mumbai, including the mills downing shutters, the murder of a key businessman, the nexus between politicians, cops, the underworld, and the business fraternity, and the drama around the eventual changes in the city's landscape.

The film stars John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi in roles. In the film where John plays the role of a gangster, Emraan Hashmi is all set to face him in the battle as he plays the role of a cop. It is a new kind of experience for Emraan.

Sources say, "When the actor met Sanjay Gupta 2 months back, the director offered him the role of a cop for which he had to bulk up in order to look convincing in front of actors like John Abraham who is known for his physique."

As Emraan was shooting for his next film Ezra in, it wasn't easy for him to work out hard and bulk up. But being a go-getter Emraan worked out twice a day and gave clear instructions to his trainer about the physique he wanted for the role. With hard work n proper diet, Emraan achieved his dream body in just one and a half months.

Mumbai Saga boasts of a big ensemble cast of John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Kajal Aggarwal, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty among others. It is touted to be the biggest drama film of 2020. Produced by T-Series and White Feather Films, the movie will take us through the journey of Bombay turning into Mumbai. The film is slated to release on June 19, 2020. 

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