Directed by Dibakar Banerjee the upcoming dramatic film Shanghai, which stars Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi, is based on the book “Z” by Vassilis Vassilikos. Not only does it have a renowned director the film also stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kalki Koechlin, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Anant Jogue, Pitobash and Farooque Shaikh. Praising the Emraan and Abhay as well as the rest of the cast, Banerjee said recently, “I’m happy these guys trusted my script and went with their gut, doing a 180 degree turn-around with their existing images. Who’d have imagined Abhay playing a South Indian, sporting a moustache, or Emraan moving totally away from his romantic image? Besides these two, I also think two other actors who are brilliant are Bengal’s superstar Prosenjit, and Kalki Koechlin”.
A political activist meets with an accident in an Indian city gearing up for elections. A lone girl believes it to be a murder. A porn film maker claims to have proof that will bring the government down. A high ranking bureaucrat is brought in by the government to damage control. The three of them blow the lid off the Indian dream called Shanghai.
PVR Pictures will release Shanghai on 8th June, 2012.