Emraan Hashmi as a rustic pan chewing reporter in ‘Shanghai’
There is no denying the fact that Emraan Hashmi has given many successful films at the box office. His last release ‘Murder 2’ was a big Bollywood hit and the first look and trailer of his forthcoming ‘Shanghai’ looks quite promising. Emraan plays a foul-mouthed reporter in this Dibakar Banerjee’s flick and for this, he had to chew tobacco.
On the first day of the shoot, Emraan Hashmi was asked to chew tobacco for a scene and Emraan found the taste so disgusting that he almost threw up and felt giddy.
The director insisted that since his role required him to do it, there was no other way out. After a lot of discussions, Banerjee and Emraan Hashmi came to the conclusion that the actor should chew tobacco.
However, Emraan failed to appear for a promotional event with his co-star since he was busy with his shoot for ‘Jannat 2’.
A disappointed Banerjee said, “I was heartbroken that we were not able to kick off the promotions with a trailer launch. We went through a lot trying to coordinate Emraan and Abhay’s dates and then change it all over again.” Shanghai is Banerjee’s release after two years, since his last film LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha. The movie stars Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi and Kalki Koechlin.
The first trailer of the flick shows Emraan as a rustic, paan-chewing village thug and he made his way into cine lovers hearts when he gave a scornful smile, his paan-stained teeth flashing on the screen.