Shanghai is a political thriller directed by Dibakar Banerjee, starring Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi and Kalki Koechlin.
Abhay Deol plays the role of Krishnan, an IAS officer posted in Maharashtra.
Kalki Koechlin plays Shalini, an earnest and innocent student-political activist who wants to change the world.
Shanghai is a political thriller reportedly based on the life of politicians and their greed.
Abhay Deol had a complete makeover to play a 40-year-old bureaucrat.
Emraan Hashmi in a still from Shanghai.
Shanghai also features Prosenjit Chatterjee and Pitobash.
Shanghai is based on a book titled Z by Vassilis Vassilikos.
Shanghai is slated to release on June 8, 2012.
Shaitan actor Kalki and Bengali superstar Prosenjit have shot for an intense kissing sequence in Shanghai, which has leaked online.
Kalki who's playing an Indian girl with a mixed parentage not only attacked the actor but also bit his lips while filming, reports a daily.
Director Dibakar Banerjee apparently instructed Kalki to attack Prosenjit. "I told her to make the first move. Though both of them had rehearsed the scene, shooting it was extremely traumatic for Kalki. After every take, she would rush to the other room and cry to bring her emotions to the boiling point. While filming, she actually bit PC sir's lips!" the director told the daily.
"There is only one romantic pair in the film — Kalki and I. My character is highly educated and very intellectual, which attracts her to him. They are very passionate, which called for some really bold love making scenes,” Prosenjit had said in an interview with HT.
About his young co-star, he says, “She’s very hard working. Both of us had a problem with Hindi, but finally we did a good job, I hope.” The 49-year-old actor will be seen in a Hindi film 21 years after Veerta (1991).
Kalki, Prosenjit lock lips
“I took the role as it’s so strong that people will remember it forever,” he says.
Dibakar Banerjee says Prosenjit took almost two months to decide whether to do the film. “I had to meet him again and again to convince him,” he says. “Then he realised that I am treating everyone as a character in the film, so he finally agreed.”