Dibakar Banerjee who won recognition with the film ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! is making his next film titled Shanghai which is based on a 1966 book ‘Z’ by Greek novelist Vassilis Vassilikos about the real-life assassination of a dynamic politician and has been adapted to the Indian context. The film is being produced by PVR Pictures.
Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi will act the principal roles. Both of them will be acting together for the first time. Emraan plays the role of an investigation journalist exposing politicians with secret cameras.
Dibakar says that the film portrays the murky politics in the country but the film will not be in the style of either Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti or Ram Gopal Varma’s Rakta Charitra. The plot of the film revolves round assassination and it will be a suspense thriller.