By Hindustan Times
Producer Mahesh Bhatt confirms that Randeep Hooda will replace the Bhatt camp’s blue-eyed-boy Emraan Hashmi in the third installment of the Murder franchise. “He is an evolving star, while Emraan has already reached a watershed mark and will only go higher from here. We always want to keep our franchise de-linked from the stars,” says Bhatt.
Besides being the leading man in Murder 3, Randeep, who made his debut with Monsoon Wedding in 2001, finally seems to be stepping out of the shadow of being Sushmita Sen’s former boyfriend. He has recently signed a Karan Johar film and his upcoming projects this year include Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2, Cocktail and Jism 2, which he is currently shooting in Goa. Ask him how he feels about being the toast of town finally and he says, “I have gone through years of angst and self doubt where good roles didn’t happen and films got stuck. But the wait has been w