Emraan Hashmi has been in the film industry for many years now and has managed to carve out a space for himself. But ask him about why he has always distanced him from the industry and if it actually a ‘fake’ place like people often accuse it to be, he agreed it was and spoke about why he stays away from the industry when not working.

Speaking to radio host Siddharth Kannan, the actor said that it has been his “work ethic” to distance himself from the industry apart from when he is working. Ask if he feels the industry is ‘fake’, he agrees and says that people here hype each other up in front of you and then tear you down from behind.

About it being a ‘fake place’, he adds:

Aisa toh hai (It is a fact). There are no two ways about it. That is the truth of our industry. But it is not just because of that. I think a person’s life should be more than just their profession.

Apart from being conscious of having a life outside of his profession, he says that his family and friends have been of great help to keep him grounded. He shares that none of his close friends have anything to do with the film industry and keeping this distance from the industry after spending so much time on sets keeps his sanity intact. Emraan also says that their criticism is something he enjoys, and gives him a ‘realistic perspective’ about his work.

Emraan is currently gearing up for two back-to-back releases. He is set to star in Sanjay Gupta’s gangster drama, Mumbai Saga which will release on March 19, 2021. The film also stars John Abraham, Kajal Agarwal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Rohit Roy, Gulshan Grover and Amole Gupte. He also has Chehre directed by Rumi Jafry which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Krystle D’Souza, Annu Kapoor, Drithiman Chatterjee and Raghubir Yadav. The film is releasing on April 30, 2021.