Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has referred to the city as Shanghai in his upcoming film, Shanghai, and has shot most of the film’s gritty scenes in the interior towns of Baramati and Latur in Maharashtra district.
Banerjee says that the budget was minimal and they could not afford to spend more on the film. “We had to literally transform the towns of Latur and Baramati politically. We put a lot of huge hoardings and gathered huge crowd for the scenes. The film has a lot of violence, and a lot of stunt scenes were shot in these towns. We literally had to do the make up of the city which is the fourth character in the film,” says Banerjee.