In 2011, Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez set the silver screen on fire with their sizzling chemistry in Vishesh Films’ Murder 2. After the success of Murder 2, the duo never shared the screen space again. But if fresh reports are to be believed, Emraan and Jacqueline are set to collaborate again after a gap of eight years.
As we all know that speculations have been doing the rounds of late about the remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s cult movie Arth (1983), starring Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in lead roles. Jacqueline Fernandez and Swara Bhasker have reportedly been roped in to play the roles of Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi respectively. Emraan Hashmi is rumoured to have joined the cast to play the male lead.
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“Emraan has been approached to play one of the male leads, possibly Kulbhushan Kharbanda’s role. The actor is pretty excited about the part, given that the original was tactfully and meticulously looked over by Bhatt himself. Emraan’s closeness with the Bhatt family is well known and Emraan obviously seems to be an obvious choice for the role,” a source close to the development reveals to an entertainment portal.
To be helmed by well-known actress and filmmaker Revathy, the remake is expected to go on the floors at the end of this year. The makers are yet to announce the project officially though.
Meanwhile, Emraan Hashmi is presently busy with his much-awaited film Chehre which marks his first collaboration with megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Besides Chehre, the handsome star also plays the lead role in Sanjay Gupta’s next gangster drama titled Mumbai Saga. Emraan Hashmi will be also seen in the official remake of Malayalam hit Ezra.