He is known for his unique style of filmmaking thanks to movies like Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) and Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010).
But now, Dibakar Banerjee is going to experiment with Bollywood-style choreography and item songs for his upcoming project, Shanghai.
This is the first time the director will have two choreographed songs in his film. One, which is about killing and violence, will feature Emraan Hashmi and will be shot on Mumbai’s streets. The other is about the Indian obsession with white skin, and is a full-fledged item number featuring Canadian beauty, Scarlet.
“We will shoot the songs by the end of September,” says Dibakar, adding, “The item number is very important and features at the beginning of Shanghai. It’s a big song with a huge set-up, and has loads of dance steps.”
Unlike his counterparts in Bollywood, Dibakar isn’t thinking about spending a whopping amount on the songs.
“Regardless of the money that’s going to be spent, my songs will bring a lot of production value to the film. And since I’ve never done this before, I’m also going to learn the choreography part,” he says with a smile.
Music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar has composed the songs for the film featuring Abhay Deol, Emraan and Kalki Koechlin.
“Emraan’s song is also not a typical one, and is a street-style number showing the power of violence. It will have a very strong street connection and Mansi Aggarwal is going to choreograph the number,” says Dibakar.