Mumbai, May 17: Emraan Hashmi’s run of luck is still a mystery for Bollywood honchos. Bombay Times recently spoke to several film directors about Emraan’s performances, and they were unanimous on one : his love items sell.
Emraan began his career with a supporting role in 2003 with Footpath, which bombed at the box office. From the film Murder onwards, his love songs had been selling like hot cakes.
Whether it’s Kaho Na Kaho in Murder, Pee Loon in One Upon a Time in Mumbaai, or Ishq Sufiyana in The Dirty Picture, Emmi has always been the lover boy for the masses.
Bombay Times spoke to Shanghai director Dibakara Banerjee, who said: "Emraan is not a womaniser, he is a romantic. His main gift is that in an emotional situation, you don’t need to give him any dialogues; he can emote beautifully with his face and eyes."
For Shanghai, a Sufi love song Khudaya picturized on Emraan was inserted in the political thriller. Mahesh Bhatt, Emraan’s uncle says : "Dibakar is too strong a man to be influenced or arm-twisted into including something in his movie that he wishes not to. But if he has yielded to the pressure, then I’m sure it will be for the well-being of the movie."
Says Dibakar: "They (T-Series) said that with the kind of image Emraan has, this is the sort of music they wanted."
Director Milan Luthria is another among Emraan’s fans. He directed the actor in films like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and The Dirty Picture.
Luthria says: " It’s not as if Emmi finds specific tunes that later became big hits. It’s the other way round - hit songs find him."
Kunal Deshmukh, who directed Emraan in Jannat 2, says: "Emraan can lip sync so convicingly that it makes everythingbelieveable. If you see my song Tu Hi Mera, there’s nothing extraoridnary about it or the way it’s been shot. It is just a guy romancing a girl, with old Delhi n the backdrop, but he added a lot of character to the song."