`Serial kisser` Emraan Hashmi shies away from condoms!

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 20:10 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi might be Bollywood’s ‘serial kisser’ but he is very much unlike his screen self in real life. The actor was flooded with offers to promote a condom brand and was reportedly offered a handsome deal as compensation.

However, the actor refused to endorse their product. The irresistible pay too couldn’t convince him to give a nod in approval.

Talking about why he refused to promote condoms, Emraan to a daily said, “There were a lot of reasons why I said no! I don`t want to endorse anything or be a part of a campaign that`s overtly sexual in nature. A condom advertisement would leave a certain impact on the audience. Also it was for a long period of two years. The success of `The Dirty Picture` has proved that the audience is ready to accept me in a different light. Playing a prude was a risk that played off and now I want to expand my horizon and take on more interesting characters. Doing such an ad would only amplify the image I am trying to move away from.”

The actor who is very popular for his love making scenes and lip-locks is now keen to get an image makeover done.

”As an actor, I am open to all kinds of roles. But at this point, I want to experiment and take on roles with different shades. That`s the only reason I have said no to the condom campaign,” Emraan said.

Looks like Emraan has had enough of hugs-n-kisses!