According to IANS, the actor said that fans and critics are always trying to judge him despite most of his films being a success.
"This is something that has happened ever since I made my debut with Footpath. I went on to deliver successful films practically every year with Murder, Zeher and Aashiq Banaya Aapne followed by Aksar and Gangster. Still people have tried to pull me down," stated Hashmi.
"In the kind of industry I am [in], every creative person has a judgement to make about someone else's performance. After doing a movie, I may think that I have come up with my best act, but others may think otherwise. You can't help it."
The star also explained that he believes his new movie Tum Mile will change people's perception of him as he is now playing the role of a lover and not a bad boy.
"It's a welcome change to have absolutely no grey shades in my character," added Hashmi.
"For that opportunity, I am thankful to my director Kunal Deshmukh. If not for him, I would have continued playing the kind of roles I have been successful in. In fact, when Kunal spoke to me about the role, I was sceptical because I have never played a full-on romantic guy before."