Dibakar is dreaming ‘Shanghai’

Mumbai: After making movies like Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Dibakar Banerjee, is back with a thriller Shanghai, which is based on the 1969 Costa-Gavras’ French movie Z.

Shanghai is already doing the rounds of being the biggest thriller of the year. With actors like Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi and Kalki Koechlin the film is creating enough buzz in the industry. The film will also see the comeback of the power house Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, who’ll be seen in a Hindi film after 21 years.

Abhay, who will be working with Banerjee for the second time, said “Dibakar is one of the finest directors of Bollywood. I had the opportunity to work with him in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye. I love the way he creates his own world through his scripts. He has a brilliant way of telling stories”.

Commenting on the faith that the actors have shown, Dibakar said, “I’m happy that 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, I also think actor Prosenjit, and Kalki Koechlin are also brilliant”.

He further said, “I have been stunned by the performances from our stars and our character artistes. I can safely say that all preconceived notions that people have about both Abhay and Emraan are going to be shattered by this movie.” He is confident that with the story line and the brilliant performance, Shanghai will be his best movie yet.

Unlike his previous films, Shanghai is probably the most talked about film of 2012. Dibakar is leaving no stones unturned to ensure that the movie surpasses all criticisms and becomes the blockbuster of the year.

Produced by PVR Pictures, Shanghai is slated to release on June 8, 2012.

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