Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan at a promotional event for “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” in New Delhi, Jun. 10. (Press Trust of India)

Emraan Hashmi says on-screen kissing has lost importance in the current era because every other movie features intimate scenes.

“It (kissing scene) lost value long back. I didn’t think it had shock value when I started off but obviously it did. I didn’t think about it too much but people around were more conservative than me,” Emraan told PTI, Jun 7.

The 35-year-old actor is happy to be a part of upcoming film “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” and says he wants to do more emotional roles from now on.

“I think when mature film comes my way I am spoilt by choice, I want to play more emotional roles. Something in this film has touched me and I want to do more such film that evoke that emotion. I feel the industry will see me in a different light post ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahaani’,” he said.

The film, directed by Mohit Suri, also stars Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao.

Emraan said people were eager to see another romantic act between him and National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan on the big screen after they starred in “The Dirty Picture.”

“Even Milan Luthria (director of ‘The Dirty Picture’) told us there was something in our on-screen chemistry and we should do an intense romantic film. He was also going to offer us a film but things did not work out.

“We did “Ghanchakkar” which was ten years in a marriage and yelling at each other we didn’t have much scope and then we have HAK this an out romantic film (HAK),” Emraan said.

“She (Vidya) is as grounded as she always was, she is still professional and she puts in her heart in her characters, she brings out that special spark in every character and keeps it real,” he said.

“I am more chilled out person. I am extremely sensitive but I don’t show it, I don’t think many men have this trait that they want to act like the tough one and I think I am like that. When I face the camera I just leave all the emotions for the screen work,” he said.

Considering HAK is about married couple, when asked about the secret of a successful marriage, the actor says, “I am a very difficult person to be with otherwise, difficult as in what the professional brings to it and being a wife of an actor especially to be a wife of an actor Emraan Hashmi would bring out more obstacles for any woman.

“I think what makes a marriage work is respect, freedom, being liberal in a relationship, trust. Sometime you just let a relationship go and when it’s broken you fix it and not just throw it away. Every relationships has fights and debates arguments and you have to over come that,” the “Ashiq Banaya Aapne” protagonist said.