Dibakar Banerjee has already worked with Abhay Deol in the movie
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! in 2008. The director is now teaming
up with the actor in his upcoming film Shangai. Dibakar
says that the Zindagi Na Milega Dobar star is a very
spontaneous and he does not to rehearse much for his roles.
Dibakar Banerjee says, “Abhay is usually the black sheep in most
of his films. In Shanghai, he is the core of conservative,
middle class India who clings on to his patriotic belief that India
has to take over China one day. I've known Abhay as a very
spontaneous actor who doesn't rehearse much. But in this film,
Abhay was different. He was playing a Tamil Brahmin who is an IAS
The movie Shanghai, which deals with the life of
politicians and their greed, is a different movie with a different
look. The movie features Emraan Khan with a paunch and Abhay
sporting a moustache. It will be releasing on June 8, 2012, under
the PVR Pictures banner.