|Model-turned-actress Esha Gupta, who is set to make her Bollywood debut with Jannat 2, says her co-star Emraan Hashmi is one of the main attractions of the film.
"It's a Bhatt camp (Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt) film. You know, the film is going to be amazing because of the music. Thanks to Pritam (Chakraborty), we have got amazing music already and the star already, you know, Emraan Hashmi! What else do you think is the USP of the film," the 26-year-old said in Mumbai.
"Jannat 2" is a sequel to the 2008-film "Jannat" and is set to hit theatres May 4.
According to earlier reports, actress Jacqueline Fernandez was supposed to play the role, which ultimately went to Esha. But the debutante says she is lucky to have bagged the film, directed by Kunal Deshmukh.
"Yes, that's what even I read that Jackie (Jacqueline) was supposed to do it (the film). But for some reason of hers or the director, it didn't work out. As I say... whoever gets it, it's their good luck," said Esha Gupta who was crowned Miss India International in 2007.
She also featured in the Kingfisher calendar.
Randeep sidelined from 'Jannat 2' promos
"Jannat 2" features Randeep Hooda in a prominent role. He has, however, been sidelined during the promotions of the film, which is set for a May 4 release. Director Kunal Deshmukh says it was a conscious decision not to focus on him.
The crime thriller, a sequel to the 2008 movie "Jannat", also features Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta. The plotline revolves around illegal arms.
"I completely understand if Randeep is upset that he has not been promoted as much, but a conscious decision was taken that the film should be helmed by Emraan Hashmi," Deshmukh, who directed 'Jannat', told IANS.
"At the end, there is only one hero and I don't want to pitch my film as a double-hero movie as it would give a wrong idea about the film. I don't think Randeep should feel bad because when people will watch the film, they will see what he is and how important he is for the film," he added.
The director says explaining promotional strategy of a film to any actor is not required.
"I don't see why an actor has to be explained the promotional strategy of a film before he signs it. An actor should be happy if people come to watch the film," said Deshmukh.