Now, if we made a checklist of all dirty characters that Emraan Hashmi has played, he has done the goon, he has been the underworld don, the serial kisser, but it seems that he is still not good with the status he enjoys, he now becomes a Adult filmmaker for his next movie Shanghai. Now few of you would have thought he was doing it in real, sorry, not this time!
At a press conference held to talk about Shanghai, filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee proudly boasted of Abhay Deol, who plays a Tamil IAS officer. Along with them, Emraan and Kalki Koechlin too grabbed eyeballs. The latest news is that Abhay Deol will be learning Tamil for the movie as well, the director wants to add the most natural feel to the characters and it is in demand that Abhay does learn tamil, speaking to the media, Dilbakar says "The biggest challenge in this film is that Abhay Deol will have to learn Tamil. He plays a Tamilian and has to speak several lines in Tamil throughout the film. For that, he will be first learning the language," . Buckle up Abhay!
When reminded about the previous attempt by SRK in Ra.One, where he attempted to speak in Tamil was disliked by many in South, the director says he is confident about the talents of Abhay Deol and expects him to cover up the troubles of speaking in Tamil.
The media did question on why an Adult Filmmaker role went to Emraan, for which the director in good humor says "He (characters played by Emraan) used to kiss girls in the morning. Now he shoots porn films in the night after 12... That is quite a progression. It is actually graduation."
"He is a model coordinator. He is a small-town journalist and he shoots porn films. Yes that had to come... I was like... this is a very interesting character and Dibakar was like he shoots porn at night, I was like okay that sounds familiar," added Dilbakar.
The production team for the movie is yet to be finalized, although there are rumors about Balaji productions showing keen interest in the project. The directory says ""There are no producers as such on board yet." continuing about the plot of the movie he added "The film is based on a European novel published in the mid-1960s. We are still negotiating for the rights of the book. Ever since I read the book, I wanted to convert it into a film. Of course, I will adapt it to Indian sensibilities. The film deals with three principal characters. Abhay plays a South Indian judge, while the other characters are a journalist who sells soft porn to magazines and an expat social worker, who will be female."
The team is still in search of the second heroine who plays opposite Abhay, and the actress is said to be finalized within few more days. The director has his movie Love, Sex Aur Dhoka (LSD) in the waiting and will be taking a break after the release "This movie has completely drained me emotionally and I need to give sometime to myself. The script is already written and ready and will only go on floors by the end of next year. Unconventional subjects are my forte, but this film will not be bolder than LSD. Trust me, you will not have seen a bolder film than LSD in your life."
The controversial fights and issues with Emraan and Abhay also dies with this movie but when the media did ask them about the controversies, they punched each other in air and says ""We absolutely hate each other."