Emraan Hashmi lets go Lara Dutta without kissing her


Actor Emraan Hashmi has earned the tag of ‘serial kisser’ due to steamy lip-locks with his heroines in his films. The actor will be soon seen in upcoming film ‘Azhar’ in which he will reprise his role as the serial kisser.

‘Azhar’ is a biopic on former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. The movie features Prachi Desai in the role of the cricketer’s first wife Naureen, while Nargis Fakhri will essay former model-actress Sangeeta Bijlani, Azharuddin’s estranged second wife. Emraan who portrays the cricketer will lock lips with on-screen love interests.

But there is one more well-known actress in the film whom Emraan has never kissed. Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta plays the character of a lawyer named Meera, who represents the cricketer in the infamous match-fixing case.

At the trailer launch of ‘Azhar’ on Friday, Lara jokingly said that she is the first actress Emraan hasn’t kissed.

"It's my first movie with Eemran and I think, at the end of this film, I am the only actress whom he has worked with and whom he hasn't kissed; the one who got away," the 37-year-old actress said laughingly.

The launch event held at a Mumbai multiplex was also attended by cricketer-turned-politician Mohammad Azharuddin, producer Ekta Kapoor, and the cast Emraan, Prachi, Nargis and Lara. Azhar’s son Asaduddin was also there with his dad.

The cricketer seemed to be okay with Emraan kissing his ladies. Talking to reporters at the trailer launch, Azharuddin said, “Emraan shares sizzling chemistry with everybody. There is nothing new about it...Ask me something new. With Emraan Hashmi you expect that (kissing scene). If that (kissing scene) not there then people get disappointed."

Directed by 'Azhar' also features Gautam Gulati in the role of Ravi Shastri. The film is slated to release on May 13.