Emraan Hashmi is in an argument with his uncle & veteran Film-Maker Mahesh Bhatt over some really steamy scenes with Shella Allen in his upcoming film Crook-It’s Good to Be Bad, which releases on 8th of October. In fact it is the first time ever that the serial kisser Emraan is wanting erotic content to be cut down from his film. The actor has been lately been enjoying a lot of success as his first film outside the Bhatt banner, Once Upon a Time In Mumbai (OUATIM) became a massive hit. With the success of OUATIM, Emraan has become very image conscious. OUATIM was a hit even without the film having that much in the way of steamy scenes and that has been making the actor rethink some of the scenes in Crook. Emraan feels that sensuality in Crook is only required till a certain point and not beyond the limit, and that is what the topic of debate is between Mr. Bhatt and Hashmi. However, Mr. Bhatt is adamant on retain the scenes as they are. It seems that Emraan has had his cake in the film but now it’s becoming difficult for him to digest it!
“The reason I wanted the excessive erotic content to be cut down was because Crook is not a skin flick. It is much more than an entertainer. It touches down the serious issue of racial discrimination with Indians in Australia, in an entertaining way. I do not want Crook to be another Murder or Jism. Also If you see my recent film OUATIM, it did not have lengthy intimate scenes but the film worked equally well.” says Emraan
Mahesh Bhatt however seemed quiet firm on his decision of keeping the scenes in the film and said- “Emraan’s quest for respectability is totally disconnected from the box office. Today, the audience wants to be gratified and not edited. In Crook, we have a great product, which has the added component of sensuality. I see no reason to cut it down.”
Crook- It’s Good To Be Bad is a Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films production, a banner known vividly for its out of ordinary films and chartbuster music. Their films always had an issue to address but in a typical Bollywood Style. This time it is the issue of Racial Discrimination with the Indians abroad and especially highlighting the recent attacks on Indians in Australia. The film stars Emraan Hashmi and known for giving way to the newcomers in the industry, this time too, Vishesh Films is giving break to a new girl Neha Sharma in this film. The film also casts Fashion Boy Arjan Bajwa. Directed by Mohit Suri, the film has all the elements to make it a masses’ film- Romance, Comedy, Action, Thrill and o fcourse an issue, which sums it all. The Music of the film is on Sony Music and has been scored by Music maestro Pritam, whose association with the ‘Bhatts’ has been very fruitful lately with hit albums like Jannat and Tum Mile.
Check out the trailer for this film!