“If you’re not going to be on your toes, you won’t be around”, says Emraan Hashmi

Being famous is just a byproduct of what you do. It’s not the right thing to seek fame, there has to be an underlying love for movies and the process of filmmaking This is what I love, which is why I will never be satisfied,” said Hashmi.

Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi says it is important for actors to constantly strive to do better as complacency can push them out of the race for a highly competitive film industry. Hashmi, who has been in Bollywood since the early 2000s, said that he is capable of doing diverse things as he already knew that only love for his craft could sustain him for a long run.

“Actors, generally, are insecure, people who say this, are not lying. If you’re not going to be on your toes, you won’t be around. Someone else standing in that line, a newcomer or co-worker, will snatch it from you. It is that search and struggle,” Hashmi said PTI.

According to the actor, getting fame is not the right thing to do as one should be passionate about one’s craft.”Don’t be so afraid of oblivion, it should never happen. Being famous is just a byproduct of what you do. It’s not the right thing to seek fame, there has to be an underlying love for movies and the process of filmmaking This is what I love, which is why I will never be satisfied,” said Hashmi.

The initial half of Emraan Hashmi’s career in the 2000s was full of commercial hits like Gangster, Jannat and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, while in the last decade he switched to plays like Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai, the dark comedy Ghanchakkar and with Made his digital debut through 2019, Netflix series Bard of Blood. The 42-year-old actor said his goal is to position himself in challenging situations, finding roles that “shake” him out of his comfort zone.

“The days I feel it’s giving me a sense of being there, I’ll kick myself, wake up and do something that scares me. I’ve been part of that rut where I’ve done films that feel That “been there, done that” situation and it’s not fun. You should constantly try to do movies that scare you.” However, Hashmi is aware that it is not easy to get projects that propel him as an actor as “luck” plays a huge role in finding the right story.

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