, 'The Kissing Star' has had a very average 2006 with only
one film doing well. The actor had 'Good Boy Bad Boy', The Train' that
doomed at the box-office, but his 'Awarapan' worked in his favor and
brought him critical acclaim.
Now the talented actor gets ready for his latest release, 'Jannat', which is yet again with Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt
Here is an excerpt from the interview with the star..
Your film 'Jannat' has picked up a controversial theme related to the
Match fixing scandals seen in cricket. Do you fear the Censor Board
I don't think that Censors would have any objections to 'Jannat'. We
are not picking up people at all. We are talking about things which
have actually happened, have been talked about and are generic in
nature. Everyone knows to a good e
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With the film having cricket as a backdrop, what part does a leading lady have to play?
See, the leading lady will surely have a place in the film because when
one depicts the character graph of the male lead, then it is very
essential to focus on the relationships he shared in his life too. So
here arises the need for the leading lady. This is seen in all films,
whatever genre of films you take! In this film too, new comer Sonal
Chauhan, who plays the female lead has an important role to play in the
protagonist's journey in the quest for 'Jannat'.
You have worked with two newcomers in the female lead, Sonal Chauhan
and the director, Kunal Deshmukh
. How was it to play the veteran there?
I am proud to see the way Kunal has worked on the film. He has got a
love story imbibed well into the script even as the film has a basic
wallpaper of cricket. Even though he is a debutant director, you hardly
get a feel that he is handling a project for the first time. As actors,
we got only positive vibes from him and the result is for all to see
Isn't it ironic that last year, your best performance ever in
'Awarapan' wasn't quite complimented by the eventual box office returns?
'Awarapan' was a larger than life character. After a film comes and
goes, people can say different things about why it worked and why it
didn't. I guess what was apparent in 'Awarapan' was the gap between
what you want to do and what your audience wants to see you do. Maybe
people didn't want me to display the emotions of a man who was going
through a trauma. They perhaps still want to see the Emraan Hashmi
can relate to; the young man with a naughty streak to him a la 'Aashiq
Banaya Aapne' or 'Aksar'.
Joginder Tuteja- (SAMPURN)