Emraan Hashmi has gradually established himself as a leading Bollywood star and he says it was taking big risks and sticking with them that has brought him success.
In his decade-long career, the 34-year-old actor moved on from doing repetitive roles in the initial years of his career to eventually garnering critical acclaim for his performances in "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai", "The Dirty Picture" and "Shanghai".
"Somewhere after you have few successful films, there is a fear of losing what you have got. It is very easy in the beginning as you are a risk taker, have nothing to lose and there is no perception about you.
"Things slowly build up and then you have this fear that what if tomorrow I don't have this. But I have realised that what has given me successful films is risk itself. So if I stop taking risks, I will eventually crumble. I will continue to take risks," Hashmi told in an interview.
The actor will be seen playing a suave thief in his upcoming film "Ghanchakkar" directed by Rajkumar Gupta. The film is a comic-thriller and will hit theatres this Friday.