Emraan Hashmi is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. He has brought the trend of kissing to Bollywood. Hence, he is known as the Serial Kisser of Bollywood. Not only this, his dialogues and songs are the most popular ones in the industry. Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi said that he himself brought the serial kisser tag after mentioning it in an interview to describe his on-screen persona. Emraan Hashmi said it blew up and has refused to leave him alone.
In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Emraan said he got sick of being ‘the guy who was kissing all his heroines’ because he was forced to do films that stuck closely to this image. He said,
“For the first 10 years of my career, I was doing these films and I, unfortunately, have done it to myself. This tag was given to me by myself as a joke, and then it blew up, the media started talking about it, and that superseded everything — there could be an article, there could be a film critic review… That overpowered everything, it became a priority. And you had a country that was obsessive about this; sexuality and portraying it on screen. Back then, when I started in 2003, it was this ‘aha’ moment to see a guy who’s kissing all his heroines. That became a talking point.”
“But as time went on, I realized that. I also realized I was getting sick of it. Because those films were giving me a very ‘been there done that feeling. I reached a saturation point, even though those films were doing very well at the box office. I felt that there’s an actor in me who wants more. I am maturing as an actor, but I am forced to choose these scripts because this is what’s working, and in our industry, we want Xerox copies of everything. But I’m not getting any creative fulfillment.”
Emraan Hashmi has also done movies like Awarapan, Shanghai, and Tigers, which are different from his on-screen persona. He said that he could see the love from his fans for doing such films that distanced him from his earlier output. Emraan Hashmi’s new movie Chehre co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Annu Kapoor, Krystle D’Souza, and Rhea Chakraborty, is getting appreciation from the audiences.