Kunal Deshmukh: Emraan Hashmi makes my work better

Raja Natwarlal director talks about his friendship with Emraan Hashmi

Kunal Deshmukh, who has cast Emraan Hashmi in almost all his directorials so far, has teamed up with the actor yet again for his new offering Raja Natwarlal. The director says he shares a comfort level with Emraan.

Deshmukh says whenever he conceptualises an idea for a film, Emraan is the only actor whom he can think of to play the lead part. Further, he feels Emraan makes his work better and so, he hopes to take this partnership ahead in future as well.

“When I start conceptualising an idea, the first actor that comes to my mind is Emraan Hashmi. So, naturally I am going to him with all my scripts. I love working with him,” Deshmukh said here Friday at the trailer launch of Raja Natwarlal.

In films like Zeher, Jannat, Jannat 2, Tum Mile or Kalyug, Deshmukh has cast Emraan.

“My first film as an assistant director was Zeher, where Emraan was the hero. I have known him since then. It has been more than ten years now. We have this comfort level. I think he makes my work better. I hope that we can take this partnership ahead,” he added.

Produced by UTV Motion Pictures, Raja Natwarlal features Emraan as a conman. It also features Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon and Pakistani model-actor Humaima Malik. It is slated to release Aug 29.