Mumbai: `The serial kisser` tag might have been slapped hard on Emraan Hashmi in Bollywood, but Pakistan sees the actor in a different light altogether.
Emraan is equally popular as the Khans across the border and more so for the chartbusters pictured on him. The actor is perhaps the only one in the current lot to have had the maximum number of hit songs to his credit.
Reportedly, a prime time TV show in Pakistan has Emraan’s name in the title. The producers of the show have been wise enough to spell the name differently to prevent copyright infringement.
The show titled `Main Tum Aur Imran Hashmi` has popular Pakistani TvV artists that include Noor Ul Hassan, Neelum Munir, Rubina Ashraf and Tipu Shah. The show revolves round Chanda, the protagonist, who is in love with the Indian actor. She is so crazy about Emraan that she keeps humming his songs all day.
Talking to a tabloid, a source said, “Clearly, Emraan’s name has been spelt wrong to evade copyright issues. However, if you watch the show once, you will immediately know that the producers wanted to capitalise on Emraan Hashmi’s popularity in the country. Surprisingly, Hashmi’s permission wasn’t taken on this.”
The actor himself is amused to hear the news. He tweeted, "Ha ha! So i heard & read about a serial in Pakistan with my name in its title ! Flattering !"
“This is the second time that a show has been named after an actor, the first being `Kya Meri Shaadi Shah Rukh Se Hogi?`” added the source.
And now that Emraan’s film `The Dirty Picture` is nearing its release, the producers will certainly cash in on, for the sun is shining very bright!