Date of Birth: 24-Mar-79
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Description: Actor Emran Hashmi was born to Anwar Hashmi and Maherahh Hashmi. His father is a Muslim while his mother a Roman Catholic. After briefly changing his first name to Farhan, he decided to keep his original name. Hashmi graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai, India. Pooja Bhatt, an actress turned director, is his cousin, while Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt are his uncles. They are both producers, while the former is also a writer and director. Hashmi married his long time girl friend, Parveen Shahani on 14 December 2006. He became father to a baby boy on 4 February 2010 and named him Ayaan. Hashmi made his film debut in 2003 with the film, Footpath, which did not do well at the box office. In 2005, he appeared in several films such as Zeher, Aashiq Banaya Apne and Kalyug. In 2006, his film, Gangster was a semi-hit, while Aksar and The Killer were flops. In 2007, Hashmi had three back to back releases, while Good Boy Bad Boy and The Train both failed at the box office, the big budgeted, Awarapan did moderately well. In 2006, his film, Gangster was a semi-hit, while Aksar and The Killer were flops. In 2007, Hashmi had three back to back releases, while Good Boy Bad Boy and The Train both failed at the box office, the big budgeted, Awarapan did moderately well. In 2010, he appeared in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, which opened to positive reviews and was declared a hit at the box office. In 2011, he starred in Mohit Suri's Murder 2, a sequel to the 2004 thriller Murder. The film opened well and was declared a blockbuster.
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Right from the word go, Emraan Hashmi’s Azhar was a bit of a puzzle, why would we want to see a film about a disgraced cricketer that most millennials haven’t even heard about. Even the reviews were far from encouraging and it seemed like the movie was in for a disappointment. But our audience proved fickle as ever and turned up in droves to watch the movie. The film raked in a decent 6.30 Crores on its opening day which was a fairly good number. The movie managed to add yet another 7 Crores on Saturday, thereby indicating some growth too. It has managed to make a cool 13.30 Crores in two days which can be considered a fairly decent start for a film of this scale. Trade analysts figure that a weekend collection of 22 Crores seems very realistic and we feel that the makers of Azhar must be a fairly happy bunch right now.
1/2 Anthony D’Souza’s latest film Azhar is a biopic that pretends it’s a fictional movie and tries very hard to gloss over reality. As to whether it actually manages to entertain in any way, let’s find out. Azhar clearly tells the tale of Mohammad Azharuddin inspite of the disclaimer at the beginning that it is a fictional account of events. It starts with the infamous sting operation that led to the downfall of Mohammad Azharuddin played by Emraan Hashmi who looks nothing like the cricketer. Then we are taken back in time to the happy days he spent with his first wife played by Prachi Desai and his eventual infatuation with Sangeeta (Bijlani of course, played by Nargis Fakhri). The movie zips back and forth in time as the present day Azhar fights the match fixing charges in court. The story will be all too familiar to anyone who even remotely followed the rise and fall of Azharuddin’s career and the film hardly manages to add anything new. Director Anthony D’Souza and writer Rajat Aroraa create a heavily embellished version of Azharuddin’s story and build him up as some kind of victim throughout. They stay away from actually getting into the skin of the characters and expect us to simply accept Azhar as the hero. But that’s not to say that the movie doesn’t work as a masala entertainer. Just don’t go expecting a hard-hitting insight into the life of a controversial cricketer. Emraan Hashmi is the chief saving grace of the movie even though he doesn’t really look like Azharuddin. The actor makes a very strong effort to emulate Azharuddin’s mannerisms and delivers an accurate portrayal of the actor, be it in his speech or even the flick of his wrists on field. The supporting cast of Gautam Gulati, Lara Dutta and Kunaal Roy Kapoor have to make a very real effort to stop things from getting too tacky but don’t succeed most of the time. The production design falters often and the film doesn’t always bring out the 90s era very well. Overall, a few story elements work well and it may be entertaining for some viewers. But by no account is this an unbiased version of events that rocked a nation. At some level we aren’t sure if we really needed a Mohammad Azharuddin movie in the first place. We shall go with two and a half stars.
If you thought the term ‘serial kisser’ was just a casual title given to Emraan Hashmi, think again. As Nargis Fakhri recently found out to her cost, Emraan is actually an incorrigible kisser who takes his job very very seriously. Apparently, during the shooting of their upcoming film Azhar, Emraan and Nargis had to kiss passionately for a scene. But much to Nargis’ disgust, the scene ran into many re-takes and she was forced to kiss Emraan over and over again. She claims that the whole experience was made all the more repulsive by Emraan’s fake mustache which she suspects was made from pubic hair! However, while promoting the film, Emraan revealed to Nargis that it was a prank played on her by him and director Tony D’Souza and was meant to be in good humour. Well, Nargis at least can’t see what’s funny about repeatedly smooching Emraan Hashmi, and frankly, neither can we.
Emraan Hashmi has come a long way from being just the designated serial kisser of Bollywood. Over the years, this talented actor has emerged as a capable performer in addition to being a very capable romantic. But one way he has been especially blessed is when it comes to featuring in chart-buster songs. Credit it to the Bhatts or just Emraan's plain luck but few actors can boast of so many hit songs. And today on his 36th birthday, we take a look at some of Emraan's hottest songs. Pee Loon: Annoying as it may sound to some, Pee Loon by Pritam was incredibly catchy and turned out to be the standout feature of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. The sweet romance between Emraan and Prachi Desai was a pleasant change from Hashmi's usual sexy fare. Zara Sa: Zara Sa from Jannat was a powerful love ballad packed with plenty of sensual moments between Emraan Hashmi and Sonal Chauhan. This is Emraan Hashmi at his best with Pritam and KK as the brains behind the music. Woh Lamhe: The song that catapulted Atif Aslam to fame, Woh Lamhe ideally set the stage for many more such Emraan Hashmi songs to come. Shamita Shetty lacks the sultriness of Emraan's other heroines though our serial-kisser more than makes up for it by doing everything in the video from dancing atop mountains to bathing in bath tubs. Haal-e-Dil: Haal –e-Dil from Murder 2 is probably the reason most people rushed to the theaters to watch this movie. Featuring the gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez, Haal-e- Dil is a beautifully and generously shot video with the only shortcoming being Hashmi's atrocious haircut. Bheege Honth Tere: The song that probably started it all – Bheegey Honth Tere from Murder remains Emraan Hashmi's most popular numbers. Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat spend most of the video locked in various seductive poses. They even quiver and squirm in each others' arms atop a water tank overlooking the city so extra points for daredevilry. Mallika naturally looks gorgeous throughout the song making us wish she hadn't stooped down to the level of Dirty Politics. Here's wishing Emraan Hashmi a very very happy birthday. Which song would you like to dedicate to the serial kisser on his birthday? Do let us know in the comments section below.
Be it as a serial-kisser or a kick-ass gangster, Emraan Hashmi has always chosen to do things a little differently. His recent foray into the supernatural in Ek Thi Daayan seems to have prompted him to take on a project like Mr. X. The trailer opens with a monologue and we see a dead Emraan Hashmi come back to life. It is followed by a creepy shot of what appears to be Emraan's mutilated body repairing itself as the actor himself declares that he has returned from the dead with a purpose. But he hasn't come back empty handed, our hero now has the amazing superpower of turning invisible! The rest of the trailer feels like footage lifted from movies like Hollow Man and our very own Mr. India but it has been executed surprisingly well. Sure the effects don't hold up to close scrutiny but it still doesn't feel as overblown as a Ra.One or Krrish. Emraan is suitably committed to the role while his leading lady Amyra Dastur looks charming. The movie also features an underwater kissing scene with Emraan invisible! What more can you ask from the man? Directed by Vikram Bhatt and starring Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur, Mr. X is slated to release on the 17th of April, 2015. You can check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!