Part of the answer to those questions will come this June, when his latest offering Shanghai hits the marquee. Headlined by Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Abhay Deol, the story is set in a small town with big ambitions – the Shanghai of the future, no less.
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That ambition has as both fulcrum and totem the about to be inaugurated International Business Park – a multi-billion dollar construct that is expected to provide the thrust to a future filled with opportunities. Against the backdrop of hype and expectation in the count down to the inauguration, a runaway truck mows down a prominent social activist in what, at first sight, appears to be one of those senseless tragedies that punctuate the story of India’s runaway development.
Except, one girl -- an eyewitness to the incident – believes it was cold, calculated murder; her voice gets unlikely backing from a porn film-maker who has, or claims he has, proof that can bring down a government and rock the Shanghai-of-tomorrow dream to its foundations. A bureaucrat brought in to investigate the incident completes the third angle of the triangular political thriller that is Dibakar’s latest offering to his growing fan base.