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Imran gave only one hit film in 10 years: Said- Image of serial kisser harmed my good films

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Today is Emraan Hashmi's 45th birthday. Imran has been active in the film industry for 21 years. Last year he was seen in Salman Khan's film Tiger 3. In the coming days, he is going to debut in South cinema with the film OG.

If we look at Imran's career in the last 10 years, only 13 of his films have been released. Of these, only one film, Tiger 3, was a hit and the other film, Baadshaho, managed to recoup its cost at the box office. The condition of the rest of the films was very bad.

Imran did not want to become a hero, but Mukesh Bhatt brought him into films. His acting in the very first film was so bad that he was fired after shooting a few scenes. At the same time, Bipasha Basu had refused to work with Imran due to her low height.

On the occasion of his birthday, let us know such stories related to the life of Emraan Hashmi…

Emraan Hashmi's 13 films have been released in the last 10 years. Only in 2018 and 2022 none of his films have been released. Almost all of these films failed at the box office. Only 2023 film Tiger 3 was a hit. Made for Rs 300 crore, this film had earned Rs 466.63 crore worldwide. This is Imran's highest grossing film till date.

The second 2017 film Baadshaho earned average at the box office. The film made for Rs 90 crore had earned Rs 125.44 crore.

Imran has 2 big Telugu films
Imran has Telugu films OG and G2 in his kitty. The film OG is an action drama film, which is being directed by Sujith Reddy. Pawan Kalyan and Emraan Hashmi are in lead roles in the film. Made for Rs 200 crore, this film will be released in theaters on 27 September 2024.

On the other hand, Emraan Hashmi will be seen in the film G2. Adivi Shesh will also be seen with him in this spy action thriller film. It is the sequel to the 2018 film Gudachari. However, no information has been revealed regarding the budget and release date.

Now read the story of Imran's childhood, film struggle and becoming a star-

Imran's grandmother was the first superstar of the family, his father also appeared in a film.
Emraan Hashmi was born on 24 March 1979 in a Muslim family in Mumbai. Imran's father Anwar worked in the cargo division of Air India and mother Mehara Hashmi also worked in a multinational company. Imran's family belonged to a film background right from the beginning. Father Syed Anwar acted in the film Baharon Ki Manzil (1968).

Whereas, grandfather Syed Shaukat Hashmi went to Pakistan after the partition of India, where he worked as a journalist and film director. While her grandmother Meherbano Mohammad Ali was also an actress, who remained in India. She was known by the name Purnima on the film screen. After Syed Shaukat went to Pakistan, Meherbano married director-producer Bhagwan Das Verma and thus became the step-grandfather of Emraan Hashmi.

Emraan Hashmi also has a relation with the Bhatt family. Imran's grandmother Meherbano and Mahesh Bhatt's mother Shireen Mohammad Ali were real sisters. In this way, Imran seems to be Mahesh Bhatt's nephew and Pooja, Alia and Shaheen Bhatt's cousin.

This picture is of actress Meherbano.  Meherbano Mohammad had worked in about 100 films in the 40s and 50s.

This picture is of actress Meherbano. Meherbano Mohammad had worked in about 100 films in the 40s and 50s.

Didn't feel like studying, used to loiter all day long
Imran did his early education from Manekji Cooper Education Trust School. Later, he studied at Sydenham College, Mumbai. Then he completed his graduation from Mumbai University.

Imran was not very interested in studies. In many interviews he has also mentioned that he used to have fun with his friends all the time in college. This action of his troubled his family a lot. Every day he was scolded for this.

Despite belonging to a film background, Imran never wanted to become an actor. He dreamed of becoming a graphics designer. For this he also did a course in special effects.

Thrown out of dance class for looking at girls
Imran was completely inexperienced in dancing, so his family wanted him to learn some dance steps. For this reason, he was enrolled in Shiamak Davar dance class. Shiamak Davar used to organize a summer camp every summer, but even here Imran used to spend the whole day patrolling with his friends. Here he used to go only to meet girls.

This was the reason why Imran was not promoted in the next summer camp and he remained at the primary stage. One day he encountered Shiamak Davar. He asked Imran – Why are you still a part of the primary stage summer camp?

Imran could not answer this question. Seeing this carelessness, Shiamak Davar expelled him from the dance class. Imran himself had confessed this in the TV show Aap Ki Adalat.

Movies related to vagrancy
Imran often used to sit with friends at a corner near the house. In those days, Mahesh Bhatt's brother Mukesh Bhatt used to look after the entire accounts of Vishesh Films production house. He often used to go home to meet Imran's grandmother. He had been watching Imran strolling on the street with his friends for many days. One day he couldn't bear it anymore. He went to Imran's grandmother and asked- What does he do on the street? Send it to me.

Imran's grandmother knew all the norms of the film industry. He believed that Imran did not have even a single quality to become a hero. Despite this, he sent Imran to Mukesh Bhatt on his request. At first Mukesh scolded him a lot. Then he appointed Imran as assistant director in the film Raaz. After this Imran also started taking acting classes.

Emraan Hashmi with mother in the picture.

Emraan Hashmi with mother in the picture.

Removed from films for bad acting
Before completing the acting course, Imran was offered the film 'Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar' of Vishesh Films Production House. Imran worked in this film for a few days, but due to bad acting and bad attitude, he was thrown out. Later, Jimmy Shergill was cast in his place.

Completed a scene in 40 retakes
Imran's ego was hurt by this whole incident and he decided that one day he would prove himself as a top actor. Then he focused his entire attention only on films. To learn more about acting, he started going to the sets every day. He also changed his behavior a lot, after seeing which Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt gave him the film Footpath. He played the lead role in this film.

The story also goes that Imran was very nervous on the first scene of this film. As a result, he gave the first scene only after 40 retakes. The film Footpath had average earnings at the box office.

Got the tag of serial kisser for wearing a T-shirt
After Murder, Imran was seen in films like Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Jahaar, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Chocolate and Kalyug. After this he went to Mauritius for the shooting of the 2006 film Jawaani Deewani. There his friend found a T-shirt with serial kisser written on it.

Imran asked for that T-shirt from his friend, but the friend refused to give it. Then Imran stole it and shot a song for the film in the same T-shirt. Serial kisser was written on the T-shirt, after seeing which people tagged him as serial kisser. He himself had said these things in your court.

Image of serial kisser harmed films like Awarapan
Imran had recently talked to Bhaskar about this. He said, 'The image of serial kisser was there earlier, it is not there now. My image was created like this through marketing. I don't even consider it wrong, because my films were benefiting from it.

The problems started when I started doing films like Awarapan. This is my best film till date. People still like it a lot. However, this film did not work at that time. The reason was that people could not accept me in that role. Perhaps my serial kisser image there harmed the film.

When I tried to change myself with time, people said that we want the old Emraan Hashmi again. However, now I have to play different characters. I can't fall back into my old ways.

There was a stampede in Pakistan to see Imran's paradise
The 2008 film Jannat was also released in Pakistan, most of whose shows were housefull. The competition among moviegoers was such that there was a stampede for tickets outside a theater in Pakistan. The film, made for Rs 10 crores, had a box office collection of Rs 41 crores. Emraan Hashmi's proposal scene got so much popularity that people follow it even today.

Bipasha refused to work with Imran citing his low height.
Emraan Hashmi was also previously cast in the 2011 film Murder 2. The makers had earlier planned to cast Bipasha Basu opposite him, but Bipasha rejected the proposal. She said that she would not like to do a romantic scene on screen with an actor of short height.

Imran was deeply hurt by this. Then on her request the makers cast Jacqueline Fernandez. This film proved to be a hit at the box office.

However, after some time, seeing Imran's rising stardom, Bipasha agreed to work with him in the film Raaz 3.

Aishwarya Rai refused to work together after derogatory comments
In the Koffee with Karan chat show, Emraan Hashmi was asked which actress looks like plastic. In response to this, Imran had taken the name of Aishwarya Rai. After some time, when questioned on this incident, Aishwarya called it a lewd comment. When Aishwarya was offered a role in the 2017 film Baadshaho, she flatly refused to work with Imran.

Graphics- Vipul Sharma

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