Who can forget Emraan Hashmi’s portrayal of gangster as Shoaib Khan in Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai? And it was a nostalgic moment for the actor when he attended a special screening of the film in Mumbai at ongoing Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018. “I saw the film after eight years. To ek nostalgic feel bhi hai,” said Emraan while sharing his feelings.
The actor is willing to do another film in this genre but it must be something different from what he has done in the past. Emraan said, “These films have created a milestone. Apart from Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, there have been other films as well. If I get a script, it must be much better, much evolved and the character has to be a departure from what Shoaib was in OUATIM. It depends on the script, director and writer.”
Last seen in Baadshaho, Emraan is currently prepping for his home production film Cheat India, which he is co-producing along with T-series. The film is a compelling, edge-of-the-seat drama inspired by real incidents on the Indian education system. The film will be directed by Soumik Sen and slated for a February 2019 release.
Emraan had earlier posted about the film on his Insta handle saying, “It’s one of the most engaging and riveting scripts I’ve read in a long, long time. The edge-of-the-seat drama will take a startling look at the crimes in the Indian education system, which has created a parallel ecosystem infested with a mafia of sorts. I am sure that every student and youth will hugely relate to the subject. In an era marked by the success of content alone, I’m excited to be essaying a character, which I believe will be a landmark one in my filmography.”