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Abhay and Emraan in a new avatar

bollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2011 03:18 IST

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Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee’s much awaited political thriller, Shanghai, has finished shooting and will release on January 26 next year. Actors like Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi will be seen in a completely new avatar with Bengali actor Prosenjit making his Bollywood debut with this film.

Shanghai is based on a European novel published in the mid-1960s and talks about the present roller coaster expose of big money, politics and how a common man gets his revenge back.

“Frankly, I was stunned by the performances that the actors have given in the film. I can safely say that all preconceived notions that people have about both Abhay and Emraan are going to be shattered by this film,” Banerjee said. “Senior actors have also performed very well. I can’t wait to get to the edit table to shape this movie into one that will bring out the best of these performances,” he added.

Deol has said that his role is inspired by Justice Santosh Hegde, the former lokyukta of Karnataka. Shanghai also stars actor Kalki Koechlin among others. Music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar have composed the music of the film.