Emraan Hashmi: 'I don't carry the baggage of stardom'

By HT

Mumbai, June 19 -- Emraan Hashmi is excited about his first comedy film, Ghanchakkar, releasing on June 28. The actor talks about moving away from his earlier work, promoting the film and living life under the radar.

Your earlier films Murder (2004) and Jannat (2008) did well at the box office and your later projects like Shanghai (2012) and Ek Thi Daayan earned you critical acclaim. Now, with Ghanchakkar, you're venturing into comedy. Do you feel that you are being accepted as an actor by the audience?

Some films are critically acclaimed but they are pitched for a certain kind of audience, which is a particular, smaller demographic. Others go to the mass level. As an actor, I have lent my name to both kinds of film