Says a source close to the project, "Let’s face it. Emraan Hashmi is the film’s selling point. During the time when Rush was first started and it was titled Raftaar 24×7 to now when it’s finally completed Emraan’s stock has risen dramatically. We counted on Emraan to carry the film forward and he didn’t let us down. He went out of his way to accommodate our film, shot three extra songs with us."
On Tuesday after Emraan finished completing the last song for Rush, a romantic number with Sagarika Ghatge in Goa,to show his appreciation for Emraan’s support the producer Shailendra Singh of Percept presented the star with a special trophy of appreciation.
Says Shailendra Singh, “Yes, we did present Emraan with a trophy after our last day’s shooting of Rush. He has gone out of his way to accommodate the film, purely out of sentimental reasons. We all wanted Shamin Desai’s dream to come true. Emraan was really shy about accepting the trophy. He felt he was not worthy of it. But we disagree."