New Delhi: There is something about Emraan Hashmi's almost decade-long career in cinema that defies established logic. Try a simple search on YouTube with his name as the key word. The auto-suggestions are his various on-screen kissing exploits with his co-stars from the time he debuted in Footpath (2003) to his last big hit - The Dirty Picture (2011).
Actors of his generation would have cringed at the early nickname of a 'serial kisser', but Hashmi embraced the title, scoffed at his critics and sportingly endured the roasting by the media to churn hackneyed performances film after film that somehow struck a chord with his audience.
Throughout the nine years and the 24 films he has appeared in, Hashmi's initial backing came from blood ties with a family of filmmakers known for experimenting with erotic thrillers. His debut in the film Footpath was nothing to write home about. Yet, there was something about the actor even as early as 2003 that connected with a section of audience, a school of acting that differed from the roles played by Bollywood's established royalty of the Khans and the Kapoors.
He is perhaps the only actor who has acted opposite a cluster of newcomers struggling to make an impression through their on-screen sex appeal. His masculine, brooding sensuality perfectly complimented the provocative sexuality of Udita Goswami, Geeta Basra, Sonal Chauhan, Tanushree Dutta, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Prachi Desai, Kangana Ranaut and Nisha Kothari. While most of his female leads have faded
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