Kissing scenes don’t have shock value anymore

Kissing scenes don’t have shock value anymore

Emraan Hashmi opens up about his latest, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, that releases in the UAE today

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Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 9:37 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:46 PM

Vidya Balan with Emraan Hashmi at a promotional event for Hamari Adhuri Kahani

EMRAAN HASHMI SAYS on-screen kissing has lost importance in the current era because every other movie features intimate scenes.

“It (kissing scene) lost value long back. I didn’t think it had shock value when I started off but obviously it did. I didn’t think about it too much but people around were more conservative than me,” said Emraan.

The 35-year-old actor is happy to be a part of Hamari Adhuri Kahani and says he wants to do more emotional roles from now on.

“I think when mature films comes my way I am spoilt for choice. Something in this film has touched me and I want to do more such films that evoke that emotion. I feel the industry will see me in a different light post Hamari Adhuri Kahaani,” he said.

Emraan said people were eager to see another romantic act between him and National Award-winning actress Balan on the big screen after they starred in The Dirty Picture.

“Even Milan Luthria (Director of The Dirty Picture) told us there was something in our on-screen chemistry and we should do an intense romantic film. He was also going to offer us a film but things did not work out.

“We did Ghanchakaar which was ten years in a marriage and yelling at each other we didn’t have much scope and then we have Hamari Adhuri Kahani (HAK) which is an out romantic film,” Emraan said.

“She (Vidya) is as grounded as she always was, she is still professional and she puts in her heart into her characters; she brings out that special spark in every character and keeps it real,” he said.

“I am a more chilled out person. I am extremely sensitive but I don’t show it. I don’t think many men have this trait that they want to act like the tough one and I think I am like that. When I face the camera I just leave all the emotions for the screen,” he said.

Considering HAK is about a married couple, what is Emraan’s secret to a successful marriage. “I am a very difficult person to be with otherwise, difficult as in what the profession brings to it and being a wife of an actor especially to be the wife of actor Emraan Hashmi would bring out more obstacles for any woman.

“I think what makes a marriage work is respect, freedom, being liberal in a relationship, trust. Sometime you just let a relationship go and when its broken you fix it and not just throw it away. Every relationships have fights and debates and arguments and you have to over come that,” the Ashiq Banaya Apne protagonist said. 

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