Katrina Kaif is said to have walked out of Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai which stars Abhay Deol and Emraan Hashmi. The script demanded a half-Indian-half-Caucasian expatriate and Katrina perfectly suited the role. But, somehow, Katrina reportedly did not want to be part of a political thriller but prefers a rom-com opposite Imran Khan.
Since the shooting of Shanghai starts in March, Dibakar is hurriedly in search of an expatriate actress. He has launched a world-wide hunt. The director is said to have even considered casting Salma Hayek and Barbara Mori. Casting agencies in Europe and North America have been roped in to find the right actress for the film.