Talking to the media at an event in Delhi about his preparations for the role, Emraan said that the Shanghai director Dibakar Banerjee had convinced him to play the role of Jogi Parmar (a porn filmmaker in the film). In fact, Emraan had to watch a lot of porn movies, in order to get into the skin of his character.
The movie Shanghai revolves around politics and how it impacts common man. The film is all set to release this Friday, June 8, 2012. Apart from Emraan, other casts of the movie are Abhay Deol, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Kalki Koechlin.