Emraan Hashmi. Image Credit: PTI

Actor Emraan Hashmi says despite his years in the industry, he is very apprehensive before starting a new film.

“With each film I hope I can match up and portray my character well. Every new character, you feel you have to learn ]all over again], that I don’t know anything. I still get nervous before the first day of shoot. Things get easier as you continue to shoot,” he said.

The actor adds that his process of coming on board with a film has remained the same over the years. “If you have an interesting story, I am up for it. That has remained the same since my first film,” he says.

Talking about the other things that help him get on board a film, he says: “It’s the same process from the word go — hearing stories, enjoying them, wanting to work with certain people.”

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Ask him if money is an important criterion, and he says: “Money is not the sole criterion to do a film, it’s a by-product. It’s not my first love, that is the process of filmmaking. But there are business aspects. I don’t do films for free.”

Meanwhile, Hashmi has a busy year ahead. He was recently seen in the film ‘Mumbai Saga’. His next film ‘Chehre’ is all set for release. However, the makers had to push the date due to the second wave of COVID-19. He will also be seen in ‘Tiger 3’.