‘FRIDAYS STILL NERVE-RACKING’
He may have been acting in Bollywood for over a decade, but that doesn’t stop actor
Emraan Hashmi (right) from biting his nails on the day of his film’s release.
“Friday mornings are always a nerve-racking experience for me. It’s like you have just taken your exams and you are waiting for the result. I think I will always feel like this. In fact, every actor goes through it,” says the 36-year-old.
In fact, there are some films that keep the actor tense even after release. “Films such as Humari Adhuri Kahaani need more than just the opening weekend. And our only endeavour was that the film should pull through beyond the first weekend. And it did. Of course, this nervousness fades away when you see the film making money too,” he says.
Emraan’s career has been a mixed bag, with successes such as Murder (2004) and The Dirty Picture (2011), and films that didn’t do so well, such as Ghanchakkar (2013) and Mr. X (2015). But he says he has been very lucky in getting work. “I feel that I have been blessed becuase even when the times were bad, I never felt that I won’t get the kind of work I want,” he says.
“Surprisingly, something comes along every time. Even when the numbers weren’t clicking in, some people still asked me to act in their films. I appreciate those producers who stood by me. Of course, there were some who only came to me when my last film did well,” he adds.