Emraan Hashmi at a recent event told media, “I play the role of Joginder Parmar. He is a very rooted and real character. He is extremely interesting and you would all love him. It is very different from what I played in Kalyug. I gained nine-10 kilos for this role. I had to start changing my diet and eat only fast food and pasta on the set."
The actor further added, “There were a lot of look tests after the character sketch was given. I had to go two shades darker. In the morning, we used to prepare for this, before the shoot. I had to even work on my teeth and put things on it to get the look. I don't know how many actors would want to look grotesque on screen. When Dibankar told me, he thought I would say no, but I didn't. I think its a great opportunity.”
The cast of Shanghai includes Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol and Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee.
After giving back to back hits like Murder 2 and Jannat 2, Emraan Hashmi is all set for a hat trick with Shanghai.