Emraan Hashmi Opens Up About His 'Serial-Kisser' Tag, Says Distanced Himself From Same Kind Of Roles

Emraan Hashmi who will be next seen in Tiger 3 shared his fears of getting type-cast with the serial kisser tag. Here's what the actor had to say

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Emraan Hashmi Opens Up About His 'Serial-Kisser' Tag, Says Distanced Himself From Same Kind Of Roles
Emraan Hashmi is opting for versatile roles in Bollywood and the actor was seen as a baddie in Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif's Tiger 3. Reflecting on his "serial-kisser" phase, Emraan Hashmi acknowledged initially relishing the attention that the label brought during the early phase of his career. However, he later realized the necessity to distance himself from this tag, as he disclosed in a recent interview with The Indian Express. Addressing his journey as an actor, Hashmi mentioned grappling with the 'serial-kisser' tag and its implications. ALSO READ | Salman Khan KISSES Emraan Hashmi At Tiger 3 Event, Leaves Everyone Stunned; Video Goes VIRAL, Netizens Say, ‘Naya Shok Paal Liya’

He expressed, "There lies an eternal trap for all actors where, if you're playing a commercial lead, you'll be trapped by a certain archetype of a character or a hero. And here it was this, whatever you call it (serial kisser), it was an absurd name. It was actually given to myself as a joke but stuck with people for some reason." The actor known for his role in Tiger 3 acknowledged the initial resonance of the "serial-kisser" moniker with audiences and journalists, contributing to the success of his films at the box office. ALSO READ | Tiger 3: Emraan Hashmi's FIRST Look Poster From Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif Starrer Unveiled! Actor Talks About His Role In YRF Actioner

However, Emraan noted a conscious decision to distance himself from this characterization, anticipating that audiences might grow weary of it. "At one point, I felt that it had played its part and I was ready to move on before it was rejected badly. You can’t serve the same dish to people time and again. You have to do something different," he added.

Emraan Hashmi's portrayal of ISI agent Aatish Rehman in Tiger 3 has received acclaim, propelling the film to significant commercial success. His recent appearance in Selfiee alongside Akshay Kumar failed to make a mark. For a considerable portion of his career, Hashmi was recognized for his association with the Bhatt camp, starring in films like Murder, Murder 2, Gangster, Aksar, Zeher, and Aashique Banaya Aapne, among others.