By Hindustan Times
The smooch king is slowly turning into an actor of substance. Emraan Hashmi and Eesha Gupta exude an excellent screen chemistry in the latest poster of Jannat 2. The sequel to 2008 hit Jannat is about changing face of gun trade.
Mahesh Bhatt explains that while researching the subject, they learnt from the Delhi police that nawabs and kings had employed skilled artisans to make arms for them to wage frequent wars, but the British banned them, wanting exclusive control over arms and ammunition in India. Centuries later, with sales of arms escalating, the next generation was tapped for their skills and made part of the flourishing illegal trade. “Jannat 2 will open a can of worms, much like its predecessor did in 2008,” promises Emraan in a recent interview with HT.
“Four years ago, a story about match-fixing may have seemed like pure fiction, but today, after a string of headline-grabbing front page reports, there’s a sense of déjà vu. What you see and read in 2011-2012, was all said in our film four years ago. That’s exactly how it’s going to be with Jannat 2 as well,” he says.
“As part of the research, I even got to fire a gun,” says Emraan who since he was a child, has been hooked to action movies. “I used to fire toy guns earlier. Firing the real thing was a high, but I also realised how much power it puts into your hands. It is used by the police to protect, but if it gets into the wrong hands, it can destroy too. It brings out the dark side in some people and can become a fatal obsession.”
While in the first part, Emraan romanced Sonal Chauhan, in the sequel he is pairing up with Eesha Gupta. The film also stars Randeep Hooda.