Emraan Hashmi Sheds Light On Surviving in Bollywood and Staying Relevant
Emraan Hashmi said that an actor is the most insecure person as he needs to constantly find himself work
Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi has made a huge name in the industry so far. While his first film, 2003’s Footpath did not fare too well at the box office, it was his role in 2004’s Murder helmed by Anurag Basu that put his name out there. Since then he has starred in numerous films that have mostly crunched big numbers at the box office. The actor was last seen in this year’s crime drama Why Cheat India and is now gearing up for the release of his first web series called Bard of Blood. And despite looking very confident with his projects, Emraan feels that an actor is always the most insecure person.
In a recent interview, the Kalyug star said, “Anyone who tell’s you he’s not insecure is lying. From being relevant to staying alive in a really competitive terrain, is not easy. Everyone’s struggling to stay afloat.” He stressed that it’s the nature of the industry which is not easy, but also gives one a certain kind of “high” wherein everything must lead to something or the other. “It’s been 18 years for me in the industry. I don’t have a road map, but it’s like holding on to the next opportunity and moving on. With the amount of new people coming in, it’s insane. So you’ve got to be on your toes.”
While things might be tricky to hold on to in Bollywood, Emraan is still grateful and happy with the current phase of his career. He is enjoying getting opportunities to play good roles especially that of Kabir Anand in Netflix’s original production, Bard of Blood. He concluded, “It’s the best time for me. There are films I have done reluctantly in the past to keep the gas burning, for bread and butter. But they were far from my ideology, thought process and my aesthetics. Now, with platforms like Netflix, it’s great because there are realistic films coming out.” Bard of Blood starring Emraan, Sobhita Dhulipala starts streaming on September 27 this year.