A few years back, 2003 to be precise, a wannabe director had to make his rather reluctant acting debut through a Mahesh Bhatt venture titled FOOTPATH. The movie was not a commercial success but then followed a spate of successes/hits in the form of MURDER, AASHIQ BANAYA AAPNE, KALYUG, AKSAR, GANGSTER, JANNAT and RAAZ -THE MYSTERY CONTINUES.
It was all attributed to a sleaze show by some and to fluke by the naysayers and Emraan was never given his due. But the audience as always had a mind of its own and they continued to make most of Emraan’s films moderately successful. Fortunately with AWARAPAN, Emraan finally got critical accalim as an actor.
However, despite an envious release to success ratio, that big grosser continued to elude Emraan. Thankfully with Milan Luthria’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI (with Ajay Devgn) EMRAAN is all set to break the 50 crore (net) barrier by the end of the film’s third week run, something that does not come as surprise to us!
Well, here’s wishing for many more big and prestigious and most importantly hit projects for Emraan.