Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi may have been in the film industry for more than a decade but Bollywood actor Gaurav Arora says he did not find the “Murder” star intimidating despite having a great career graph.
Gaurav made his debut with the recently released “Love Games”. The actor will now be seen in the upcoming Vikram Bhatt-directed horror “Raaz Reboot”, which also stars Hashmi.
“I had called Vikram sir asking if we will have any workshops but Emraan was busy. So, I directly met him on the sets. But the experience of shooting with him was absolutely amazing. He is not at all intimidating despite being a great actor with diverse kind of films,” Gaurav told PTI.
“Raaz Reboot” is the fourth installment in the popular “Raaz” film series. Gaurav says he plays an “intense” guy named Rehan in the movie.
“The character I play in the movie is that of an intense, corporate guy who talks with eyes and has grey shades to him. He is not a plain simple character, as I find that boring. Playing anti-heroes are anyday more interesting,” he said.
“Raaz” was released in 2002 starring Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea. While its sequel, “Raaz- The Mystery Continues” featured Hashmi along with actress Kangana Ranaut.
The third installment, “Raaz 3D”, had Basu and Hashmi return to the franchise with Esha Gupta being the new entry in the cast.
The 26-year-old actor says he feels proud to be a part of the franchise as he had seen the first instalment of the movie with friends while he was in a boarding school.
“I know it is a very big franchise which has its own following. I remember I went to see ‘Raaz’ with my friends while I was in a boarding school and had never thought that one day I will be a part of the film. I feel happy and proud.”
“Raaz Reboot”, which also stars Kriti Kharbanda, is set to release on September 18.