In an exclusive interview with PTI reporter Komal Panchamatia, Karan Johar said, "Emraan is doing a film for us, Rensil is directing it. And we are also talking to Emraan for another project. I have great amount of respect and regard for him and his talent and the way he strategies his career. He is very talented actor. It is never late, there is always a right time." He added, "I think when Emraan and I come together it should be for the right film. I am glad we have found the right script."
Emraan Hashmi has become an A-lister and is now being considered as a bankable star after the recent string of hits like Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, Murder 2, The Dirty Picture and Jannat 2. Talking about it, Karan Johar said, "I always liked him from before. I liked him in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, The Dirty Picture, I think he really suited the role so well. For this film (untitled) the script suited him... it is different for him and yet it suited him tremendously. I am really very excited about it."
The Bollywood star's movies for steamy and intimate scenes. When asked about this, Karan Johar said, "I dont think that the script allows. Like in Shanghai, he has broken the mould and it is lovely to have an actor who de-constructs his image. It is wonderful he is doing well."
However, it was recently rumored that Kareena Kapoor would star opposite Emraan Hashmi. When asked about it, Karan Johar preferred to be tight lipped about it. The filmmaker said, "The film has a strong ensemble cast, like Emraan, lots of people are there in it.. like Kangana, Randeep Hooda and host of young brilliant actors. We will announce the film with title and cast very soon. It is about individual paths, there is no predominant love story. It is too early to talk about it (story line)."