In order to get a better understanding of the character of a bookie, Jannat director Kunal Deshmukh invited one of his bookie friends on the set. The bookie spent a whole day on the set. Before leaving, he asked for Rs. 5000. At first, Kunal thought that his friend was kitting but it turned out to be real. This was a big shock for director Kunal Deshmukh. Planet Bollywood reports:
As every one knows Emraan Haashmi is playing a bookie's role in this film. Director Kunal invited his bookie friend to the actual 'Jannat' shooting spot in Mumbai for Emraan Hashmi to get an idea of the body language and typical words used by bookies usually. The bookie spent almost his entire day on location. When he was leaving the spot, simply he asked Kunal for Rs. 5000. Initially Kunal thought, his bookie friend might be joking with him, it was almost a shock treatment to Kunal, when he realised that he is serious. It took a while for poor Kunal to understand that 'No one is a friend, when it comes to 'M' factor –the money'.
Well, I do not think this is unfair. It is not like he demanded the money for nothing. He spent a whole day and gave valuable information. So, in a way he deserves the money. Besides, I do not see any reason for Deshmukh to be upset. It was very small amount. His friend did not ask for Rs. 100,000 or 1 million. I think the problem with people is they want everything for free; that is so unfair.