If there was any film that helped Emraan Hashmi expand his fan base and earn huge respect, it was Dibakar Banerjee's 'Shanghai'. He played the role of a videographer of sleazy sex films.
Emraan Hashmi, who had already earned the image of a serial kisser in Bollywood, was seen cosying up to Udita Goswami and Shamity Shetty in 'Zeher'. His efforts, as a cop, didn't go unnoticed in the film.
Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a gloomy artist in 'Raaz -- The Mystery Continues'. If Nandita (Kangana Ranaut) was appreciated for her performance, Emraan too made headlines for his ability to give a spirited performance. In the film, he is seen experiencing mysterious version of Nandita, a girl he has never met.
It was his role in 'Murder' which released in 2004 that helped him make headlines. The film, which received an A certificate from the Indian Censor Board for its bold subject and steamy scenes, established his image as the serial kisser in Bollywood.
Emraan Hashmi, director Mahesh Bhatt's nephew, kicked off his career in Hindi film industry with Vikram Bhatt's 'Footpath'. He was part of the film as a supporting actor. Even though he won plaudits for his efforts, 'Footpath' didn't help him create a string foothold in Bollywood. The film may not have succeeded in making huge monetary gains, but Emraan's acting skills didn't go noticed.
The film 'Jannat' revolved around the story of a gambler Arjun Dixit (Emraan Hashmi) who could predict happenings of a cricket match. Even though he didn't get a very powerful character, he played his part well.
Directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor, 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai' is referred to as an Indian period gangster film. In the film, Emraan not only sported a different look (a moustache with tilted at the edges), but also had a completely different role to play.
Directed by Rajkumar Gupta, 'Ghanchakkar' is the project with which Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan enter the comedy genre. As the actor has been saying, it will be a game changer for the comedy genre.
So what is 'The Dirty Picture' was essentially about Silk Smitha? So what if it was nothing but a Vidya Balan film? Despite his brief role, Emraan Hashmi earned huge appreciation. He got some of the most powerful dialogues in the movie to deliver.
Tired of kissing and doing steamy scenes with actresses, Emraan grabbed everyone's eyeballs with his meaty roles in 'Ek Thi Daayan'. In this supernatural drama, which revolves around witches, he does justice to his role as a magician caught in the tentacles of his past.
Emraan Hashmi, who is busy promoting his upcoming film 'Ghanchakkar' is all set to complete a decade in the showbiz industry this August. The actor, who kicked off his career with intense and dark roles, will now be seen in a different avatar. As the actor proves his detractors wrong by being part of several unconventional films, we give you an insight into the most memorable and experimental roles he has essayed on the big screen in the last 10 years.