Bollywood has seen its fair share of heroes over the years. From the dashing romantic leads to the action-packed protagonists, the industry has witnessed various trends. However, one actor who stands out by defying conventions and embracing darker roles is Emraan Hashmi.
With his recent foray into the South Indian film industry, playing the antagonist in “OG” alongside co-star Pawan Kalyan, and his role as the antagonist in “Tiger 3,” Hashmi is carving a unique niche for himself in Bollywood and beyond.
“Delving into the realm of darker characters and the noir genre is like embarking on a journey to explore the uncharted territories of the human psyche”, Emraan Hashmi reveals, shedding light on his distinctive approach to storytelling that has carved a niche for him in the ever-evolving landscape of Indian cinema.
Hashmi’s transition from romantic roles to darker characters was gradual yet impactful. With films like “Gangster,” “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,” and “The Dirty Picture,” he showcased his acting prowess in complex and morally ambiguous roles. These performances not only proved his versatility but also challenged the traditional notion of a Bollywood hero. Audiences began to appreciate Hashmi’s ability to add depth and layers to characters that were far from the conventional hero archetype.
With his recent debut in the South Indian film industry as an antagonist in “OG”, Hashmi continues to challenge conventions, leaving an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape in India.