The unmatchable actor Emraan Hashmi has expressed his excitement in the past for his upcoming comedy film Sab First Class. Ever since, his fans have been waiting to get a peak into his project. The film will go on the floor in 2021. However, the director Balwinder Singh Janjua mentioned that it is a story of a common man and revolves around his hilarious journey of compromising on his morality.
Balwinder Singh spoke about getting Emraan Hashmi on board. He said,
“I had been working on the script with my writers Rupinder Chahal and Anil Rodhan for a while. I happened to meet a friend and he heard the story and thought why not set up a narration with Emraan. It is something he’s never done. I jumped at the prospect and said Emraan is outstanding for the role. We worked on the script and tightened it up and tailored it for him. As soon as he heard the script, his body language indicated that he was on. Although he wanted to sleep on it as any actor should. We did a few sessions on video conferencing as well, which is unlike anything I’ve ever done before. A week or so later Emraan called me with suggestions and his thoughts. He was on and we were super excited!
The reason for roping in Emraan who has always done intense roles for this comedy flick was to see a whole new side of the actor. “He’s an actor with so much untapped potential. He’s been stereotyped with his past roles and when he heard the narration I think he realised that this is the right script to step out of that image with. He’s a very funny guy in person and has an ordinariness that is very endearing. I think it’ll translate well onto the screen,” Balwinder said.
Emraan Hashmi also mentioned about the script of the film stating,
“The film is a hilarious yet sensitive story about the common man and how he can go to any length to fulfill his needs. In the bargain, he stands to lose his family, his face in society, and gets caught into a situation he cannot find his way out of. Balwinder’s script is a laugh-riot but has its poignant moments as well. It’s unlike anything I’ve done before and was pretty much on board after I heard the first narration!”