In those parts of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Guzaarish where he was up, standing and agile, Hrithik Roshan had enacted the part of a magician. With a classy wardrobe and body language to boast of, Hrithik had defied the stereotype of a magician, as is perceived in the Indian context. However Emraan Hashmi, who is the man of the masses, won’t be donning a similar persona for the part of a magician that he is playing in his Ek Thi Daayan, the shooting of which is currently on.
“Hrithik was quite impressive in ‘Guzaarish’ but what he did suits only him. You can’t expect massy stars like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar or Emraan Hashmi to be repeating that. Perhaps such an outfit and personality, as seen in ‘Guzaarish’, could suit the likes of Saif Ali Khan or Ranbir Kapoor. However others want to play their own game, especially Emraan who has found his bearing over the years. For ‘Ek Tha Daayan’ he has formed a body language of his own while the costumes too have been handpicked to go with his image”, informs a source attached to the film.
Though his look is being closely guarded, our source informs that despite boasting of a massy touch, it would be entirely different from what Emraan has donned over the years. Also, rumours about his character being designed on the lines of P.C. Sorcar, a famous Indian magician, who was an internationally known magician through the 50s and 60s, have been dispelled as well.
“Neither is it on the lines of Hrithik nor is it like that of Sorcar. Hrithik’s magical act in ‘Guzaarish’ was akin to making love while Sorcar was known for his Indrajal shows. However Emraan is doing none of that. His hunt is for the ‘daayan’ and while being a magician is a backdrop for Emraan, it is his ‘wild encounters’ with Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi that would shock audience”, the source adds.
When contacted, Emraan refused to comment about the look and just smiled away without revealing much. Perhaps he would throw a hint or two closer to the film’s release.