Emraan Hashmi is one of the Bollywood entertainers who has an extraordinary comical inclination. He even realizes how to test one's sanity or offer a shrewd response, which is the reason nobody dares to play with him. On one of the special occasions, he showed such characteristics as he considered Modi a con artist (cheater) and everybody burst into giggling.
Back in 2019, a joint promotional occasion was held for Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray and Emraan's Why Cheat India. At first, Why Cheat India was planned to hit theatres on 25th January however after the conversation with Thackeray producers, he chose to prepone his film to eighteenth January to avoid the clash.
During the occasion, alluding to his film's subject of cheating, Emraan Hashmi was asked 'who are the greatest con artists of the country?' Emraan rushed to react by saying, "Mallya Aur Modi". In the wake of taking a little interruption, Emraan immediately cleared that he planned to say 'Nirav Modi'. After his answer, everybody present at the occasion burst into chuckling.
However, while some might consider this a joke, some people took this personally and they started lashing out at Emraan for disrespecting the PM, this, in turn, prevented Emraan Hashmi from making such kinds of gestures again.