How does Emraan Hashmi assess his growth as an actor?
I have never bound myself to doing particular types of films or roles. I never had problems doing a role (for example, the one in Footpath, which had me in a supporting role) where one breaks the norm of a typical hero — something slightly greyish at the same time endearing. That’s the reason why the audience expects something different from me in terms of story and character. You have had solo hits. Does the pressure creep in? We heard the Bhatt camp hiked the budget of Awaarapan because of your star status… You asked me about my growth as an actor and a person. When you start off, it’s all about doing your best — but with time it’s just not about acting and doing your best. With that comes some responsibility. That responsibility wasn’t there a year or two back. You look around and see there’s so much of money riding on you and then it becomes all about choosing the right film. We raised the bar with Awaarapan. It is a very exciting film and I have a new look. It’s also a new role fo