News|October 5, 2012 1:04 pm

Rush is fictional yet relatable: Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi is the recent one to make it to 100 crore club, and now the actor is back with his upcoming film Rush, directed by Shamin Desai.

Says the actor,

I play a morally correct and honest journalist who doesn’t deviate from his philosophy, but later on falls into a trap when he accepts a lucrative offer from an upcoming news channel. He realises that the channel has not only been sensationalising and fabricating news, but also orchestrating crime for TRP.

Talking about the shooting that took place in the newsroom of a top television channel in Kuala Lumpur, Emraan says,

I have always found a journalist’s job very exciting, but now I realise that it is very, very tough, especially that of a news anchor. My character has to multi-task and also remain focused all the time. But it was a great experience sitting behind the news desk, reading from the teleprompter, handling a panel of guests, conducting interviews, interacting with the audience… phew!

Talking about the film, he adds,

Rush is fictional and yet relatable. There are some bizarre situations when we show the business of news getting ugly. But the film is way ahead of its time with the USP being its brilliant concept.

he adds.

The film, also starring Neha Dhupia, Sagarika Ghatge and Aditya Panscholi, will be Emraan’s first Eid release. Shailendra Singh, joint managing director, Percept Pictures, says,

We are very excited to release the film on Eid. Though our audience isn’t limited to single screens, knowing Emraan’s fan following, we hope to get good business in those centres.

Presented by T-Series, the film’s music is composed by Pritam Chakraborty.

Rush, produced by Percept Pictures in association with Showman International, releases October 24.