Emraan Hashmi dubs Bollywood 'fake'; says 'that is the truth of our industry'

He was speaking at a talk show by Siddharth Kannan


More than 30 films and over twenty years in the industry later, actor Emraan Hashmi isn't too impressed with Bollywood and he keeps his distance from it. During a recent talk show with host Siddharth Kannan, the actor revealed that keeping this distance has been part of his work ethics for a long time.

When the host asked him if he thinks the industry is fake, the actor agreed and said, there are no two ways about it. "That is the truth of our industry. But its not just because of that. I think a person's life should be more than just their profession," he said.

He said disconnecting from the industry after shooting and associated works helps him maintain sanity. When asked about how celebrities are hounded by media whenever they step out, Hashmi said he doesn't want to be clicked by the paparazzi.

When asked if he tries to control himself when he is speaking to the media, which he does rarely in fact, the actor said every celebrity needs to learn to be diplomatic. Further, he said there have been several instances of media trials of the Bollywood recently which were "uncalled for." "We are a soft target, we make great print," he added.

The actor said he would like to work with Alia Bhatt one day. "I am proud of her, of what she has achieved in the few years she has been around and she has really grown as an artist. I would definitely want to work with her, for sure. Again it comes down to films, script, all of that," he said.