‘FRI­DAYS STILL NERVE-RACK­ING’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh ■ an­juri.na­yar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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