Actor Emraan Hashmi, who will be playing a magician in Vishal Bhardwaj's Ek Thi Daayan was required to learn a few tricks as a part of preparing for his role.
But word is that the filmmaker was not so impressed with what the actor had managed to learn in the meanwhile. Instead, Bhardwaj has now told Emraan to pull his act together and work harder at it.
To get into the skin of his character in this film being directed by Kannan Iyer, Hashmi was asked to learn magic tricks with actual magicians. After a while, when Hashmi decided to show off his newly acquired skills before Bhardwaj and the producer, it left them a bit unimpressed.
However, the creative producer Abhishek Chaubey has insisted that Emraan has been making steady progress. He was quoted saying, "It is true that Emraan has been asked to learn magic tricks. But we are very happy with the way he is getting the hang of the tricks."