Emraan Hashmi is currently going through an extremely lean phase in his career. To perk up his sagging career Emraan announced a new film based on the examination-paper scandal leaks on the eve of his birthday.
The project entitled Cheat India now faces plagiarism charges from the makers of another proposed film Marksheet based on the same scandal, and Mahesh Bhatt who is common to both the films, could be the inadvertent link in this leak. Delhi-based actor Imran Zahid who is Mahesh Bhatt’s protégé claims to have shared the plot details of Marksheet with Mahesh Bhatt. “Bhatt Saab and I speak freely to one another. I have shared details of our project with him. He might have shared it with people around. Sir is an open person. He talks his heart out without realising that there are people who are so starved of ideas that they steal those ideas unconsciously.” So is Imran saying that Emraan Hashmi got the idea of his film from his uncle Mahesh Bhatt who must have shared the details of Imran Zahid’s project with Emraan? Imran says, “All I can say is that Bollywood is not capable of thinking of let alone making a film on this theme without the prodding. My writers are grassroots people . This is our idea which has traveled to the makers of Cheat India. They are arrogant and the Writers’ Association also stands to be exposed for their inaction.”
Imraan hopes this incident wouldn’t strain his relations with Mahesh Bhatt. “I know Bhatt Saab is in a strange spot . On the one side he has me and the truth, and the other side the interests of his nephew Emraan. But I learnt from him not to hold back and fight for the truth . But still, I must confess I am a little worried how he will react.”