Emran Hashmi, the serial kisser of Bollywood, does not want to carry forward the tag any longer which made him popular, reported Press Trust of India.

"I am tired of kissing on screen. I have to do it because it is synonymous with me. Also, the producers and directors want to add that element. I don't give it too much importance," said Emraan.

The actor who has made a successful transition to mainstream cinema says, "As an actor I was not accepted for the longest time. But it did not deter me as the audience had accepted me. I never compared myself with any other actors. I never had any game plan and took whatever came my way."

"I always tried to get out of my comfort zone...Our mainstream films are mostly family dramas or comedies but my films have always been different from the rest," said Emraan about his earlier projects.

On the growing adulation and recognition he said, "I think, slowly I started getting my due. I am very happy that filmmakers like Vishal Bharadwaj and Karan Johar have started approaching me."

"I am looking for bigger and more successful films, better scripts to work on and some interesting characters."

Emraan has an interesting set of projects lined-up in the coming months. His "Ghanchakkar" with the talented Vidya Balan is slated for release followed by Karan Johar's "Ungli".

Presently, he is occupied with his debut Hollywood project under director Danis Tanovic of "No Man's Land" fame.