Mumbai: 'Bol' star Humaima Malick, who is paired opposite actor Emraan Hashmi in the upcoming film 'Raja Natwarlal', says she was initially apprehensive to work with the actor.
The 26-year-old Pakistani actress said her perception about the 'Jannat' actor changed drastically after starring in the crime-comedy film, directed by Kunal Deshmukh. "I was worried about becoming Emraan Hashmi's heroine in the film. I had some mis-conceptions about him which I had developed after watching his films.
"But the moment I met him, all those theories about him proved false as he is an extremely shy person in real life. He is not only a good actor but a good husband and father too. I am lucky that Emraan gave me one of the most memorable roles of my career," Humaima told PTI in an interview.
The model-turned-actress admits that the kissing scenes in the film bothered her initially but she agreed as they went with the story.
"My last film was 'Bol' and there I played a typical woman who does not even let her veil fall from her head. And in her next project, if she gets to kiss her co-star then I think anybody would be worried. But I made myself strong with the thought that 'talent has no religion'. It was just a role," she said.
In the film, Humaima is playing a bar dancer and to prepare for the character she visited the bars in the city. "I did a lot of hard-work to play this role as this culture is not there in Pakistan. My director took me to various bars and I observed the body language of those dancers. It's a very tough job they are doing and I have immense respect for them," Humaima said.