Hope Shanghai forces people to ask fundamental questions: Abhay

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jun 07, 2012 15:54 IST
  • Shanghai

    Bollywood director Dibakar Banerjee, actress Kalki Koechlin and actor Abha Deol pose for a pic at a promotional event of their upcoming movie Shanghai. (AFP)

  • Abhay Deol

    Bollywood actor Abhay Deol looks on during a promotional press conference held for his upcoming movie Shanghai in Bangalore. (AFP)

  • Kalki

    Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin smiles during a promotional press conference held for their upcoming movie Shanghai in Bangalore. (AFP)

  • Dibakar Banerjee

    Bollywood director Dibakar Banerjee gestures while addressing the media while actress Kalki Koechlin looks on during a promotional press conference held for their upcoming movie ...

  • Abhay Deol

    Abhay Deol flashes a dimpled smile. (AFP)

  • Dibakar Banerjee

    Bollywood director Dibakar Banerjee gestures while addressing the media while actress Kalki Koechlin looks on during a promotional press conference held for their upcoming movie ...

Actor Abhay Deol, who plays an IAS officer in Dibakar Banerjee's forthcoming political-thriller Shanghai, hopes that the film has an impact on viewers and impels them into raising their voice. "What I am hoping is that it will lead people to start asking questions about things they don't ask about. We are just going on with life accepting it as it's coming to us," the 36-year-old said in an interview here Wednesday. "The film, I am hoping, people will watch and say - 'Oh, I didn't think about that, it has been at the back of my mind and I can see it but I didn't question it because that thing is too big.' May be the film will make them ask some very fundamental questions," he added.

Meanwhile, Banerjee clarifies that a film cannot provide a readymade solution. "A film cannot provide any solution. A poem, an essay or a story can only force you to think. There is no solution in these things. It would be foolish to say that I have a prescribed medicine, which will solve all problems," he said. "Like it happens with Abhay's character who thinks about something that happens with him and takes a step about it, we all need to take our own steps," he added. Shanghai is releasing Friday with a U/A certificate.

 

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