I will fail if I take a conformist approach: Emraan Hashmi

Updated: Aug 03, 2012, 12:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Actor Emraan Hashmi, who saw some great critical appreciation coming his way for his role in `Shanghai`, says he wants to continue making unconventional choices in Bollywood.

"Whenever I have played on a risky wicket, I have had success coming my way. I have realised that audience too expects the same from me. I would most probably fail if I take a conformist approach. At least my current standing dictates so," Hashmi told PTI.

The actor, back after a well-deserved break post `Jannat 2` and `Shanghai`, is currently busy with the shooting of `Ek Thi Daayan`. He will be back in theatres soon with Vikram Bhatt`s horror `Raaz 3` opposite Bipasha Basu.

Hashmi says he is content with the way things have shaped up for him and does not want to get involved in the rat race.

“I can`t get into the trapping of box office. I don`t want that pressure on me. Also, number game does not interest me. I want to experiment with different kind of cinema. May be a couple of them don`t take a huge opening but then it would give me creative satisfaction at least."
Asked whether he is referring to `Shanghai` which fetched some of the best reviews this year but didn`t make the right impact at the box office and Hashmi says `Shanghai` was never meant to be a run of the mill film.

"It had its own unique space and was always meant to be a departure from conventional Bollywood films. I credit Dibakar for being brave enough to pick such subject and tell a serious story without getting preachy. Personally too it worked for me as I saw good response from audience, trade, industry and critics alike," said Hashmi.

Now he is expecting critical acclaim and good commercial response for `Raaz 3` as well. The film would see him reuniting with his `Footpath` director Vikram Bhatt, the man who is responsible for his Bollywood launch.

"`Footpath` is still my favourite performance. It was a special film because Vikram almost held my hand and took me through. All credit to him because he is very patient with the actors.

"He is similar in `Raaz 3`. He has vast known of 3D technicalities and has the task to take the franchise to the next level. The fact that the film has a great story to tell only adds further weight to the final results."