Mumbai, Mar 9 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Filmmaker Dibakar, who is all set to release his new Hindi film ‘Shanghai’, is full of praises for actor Abhay Deol.
Dibakar said always wanted to cast Abhay in a role which can bring out a cold side to him.
“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,” said Dibakar.
“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 officer,” he said.
In Shanghai, Emraan Hashmi will be spotted with a paunch and Abhay a moustache.
‘Shanghai’ will be releasing on June 8 under the PVR Pictures banner.