New Delhi: Actor Emraan Hashmi, who became a father in February this year, says that his baby son has changed his life and made him a disciplined man. The actor, known for his bad boy image onscreen, says he wants to a model father to son Ayaan, with wife Parveen.
"Fatherhood has made me more disciplined in my day-to-day life. I want to spend more time with Ayaan and be a role model to him. My priorities have changed," Emraan told PTI.
The 31-year-old, who was labelled a "serial kisser" for his bold roles in films like 'Murder' and 'Gangster', however has no plans to turn to "goody goody" characters after the birth of his son.
"It is not going to influence my professional life. Maybe I get to do positive roles in a couple of year as my career shifts gear but as of now I am happy being the bad boy. People like me in negative shades," Emraan said.
The actor played a don, said to be inspired by Dawood Ebrahim, in Milan Luthria's period drama 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai', which released to both box office success and critical acclaim. Starring Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai, the film goes back to the Mumbai of the 70s when the city was in the throes of smuggling and gangster politics.
"The response is really heartening because we really worked hard on this project. We were confident but anxious about the release. I am happy that the audience has endorsed the idea," said Emraan.
"There are benchmark set by films like 'Company' and 'Satya' but this film is different. It is not dark, it is very vibrant. Milan has etched his characters well and they have a certain vulnerability," says the actor, who considers the film a benchmark in his career.
Emraan had to match up his performance with Ajay Devgn, who plays his mentor-turned-enemy in the movie and the actor says it was an intimidating experience to stand up and act alongside the actor.
"He is a fabulous actor and it is an honour to be in the same frame with him. His experience shows but it was a bit intimidating to deliver all those dialogues but it was good fun too. It came very easy after the first day. He makes you comfortable," Emraan said. The actor is sharing screen space with Devgn again in Madhur Bhandarkar's comedy 'Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji'.
"I am currently shooting the film. It a laugh riot, slice-of-life kind of film but it is not a slapstick," he said. But before that he will be seen in 'Crooked', which is inspired by the racial discrimination of Indian students in Australia. PTI