By Hindustan Times
He already has the image of the serial kisser but this time Emraan Hashmi seems to have surpassed even himself! In his upcoming film Raaz 3, the actor has indulged in a 20-minute long lip lock with co-star Esha Gupta, not to mention the multiple kisses with his other co-star Bipasha Basu.
In the past, too, the actor has shared several long kisses with his co-stars in films like Murder, Tum Mile, Jannat 2 and many more but this is probably his longest on-screen smooch. Not that uncle Mahesh Bhatt minds. “Emraan’s kissing scene is the icing on the cake that we offer in the film to all his fans. I would call this a marathon kiss,” Mid-Day reported.
Known as Bollywood's serial kisser, Emraan Hashmi may have decided to do a family film but feels it would be foolish of him to alienate himself from the kind of cinema he is known for doing.
Emraan-Esha's kiss in Raaz 3
When asked about revisiting his image, he said: "We have upped the stakes. There is normally one heroine, but here there are two. The sinful experiences on screen have increased," the 33-year-old said here in an interview.
"I have a core constituency, an audience who want me to do such films. Every actor has an image and you would be a fool to let go of that. Yes, you can occasionally do other films but if you let go of your core strength then the relatability drops.
"Within that realm you should try other genres. Like I do Raaz, I also did 'Shanghai' and it received critical acclaim. Of course, this is my core strength and I want to do such films and Raaz 3 is a film which brings all those strengths together," he added.
Other long lip locks
Aamir Khan-Karisma Kapoor in Raja Hindustani
Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2
Emraan Hashmi-Soha Ali Khan in Tum Mile
Kareena Kapoor-Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots
Hrithik Roshan- Katrina Kaif in Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobaraa
Imran Khan-Poorna Jagannathan in Delhi Belly
Randeep Hooda-Mahie Gill in Saaheb Biwi Gangster
Randeep Hooda/Arunoday Singh-Sunny Leone in Jism 2
Emraan Hashmi-Esha Gupta in Jannat 2