Actor Emraan Hashmi says he does not want to be a part of any particular list of actors. Reason? He does not want to get 'bracketed'. With the string of recent hits - from Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
, Murder 2
, The Dirty Picture
to Jannat 2
- under his belt, Emraan is being considered as a bankable star.
"I never wanted to be part of any list of actors. I have always been working in projects that I believed in. I'd rather walk down my own path and do the kind of films that I want to do. I don't want to be bracketed," Emraan told PTI in an interview.
With offers coming from biggies like Karan Johar and Yash Chopra, Emraan seems to have moved into the big league alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.
"I am very happy that everyone understands my cinema, my standing as mainstream, which for me is a big thing," Emraan said. Reportedly, the film with Dharma Productions is going to be directed by Rensil D'Silva and the one with Yash Raj Films by Parmeet Sethi.
When asked about signing films with big production houses, Emraan says, "There is no formal announcement but I have been talking to producers. When there's a launch, you would know."
Rumour mills were abuzz that Emraan has rejected the movie with Yash Raj Films because he did not have dates for the role. But the actor has neither denied nor confirmed this tattle. "I can't talk about it. I can't reveal anything. I talk about films that I have signed," Emraan said.
Although Emraan started his career with some bold and controversial films, he has slowly and steadily managed to make his mark in B-town.
"I always wanted my films to reach out to a larger section of the audience. My kind of cinema is showing good numbers and I am very happy about the change," he said.
Surely he must've wanted to do a film for Yash Chopra or Karan Johar. "I aspired to work in good films with good subjects, good roles. I have always gauged films on a thematic level," is all he volunteers, adding, "I like the films that they make. It will be interesting to see our cinematic genres meld and produce something interesting."