By Hindustan Times
Dibakar Banerjee may like to tackle social problems in his film but the director, who is gearing up for the release of his political thriller Shanghai, says he will never compromise with the entertainment quotient in his movies. Dibakar, 41, says he is happy that his films Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Love Sex aur Dhokha offered different stories without wavering from their socio-political themes.
He promises to bring another edge-of-the-seat thriller with Shanghai, starring Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Kalki Koechlin in key roles. The film will hit the theatres on June 8.
"I am a firm believer that anything which is boring can't be good cinema. Anything serious which is trying to be profound can't be good cinema either. You can have good cinema but to make a film which is profound is sacrilege.
"Cinema is about entertainment and it has to connect to the audience. I don't think any of the films that I have made so far have not been entertaining. At least I can't be accused of that and Shanghai would be yet another example of that," Dibakar told PTI.
Hashmi's character as Jogi Parmar has already become a favourite since the first trailer hit the web and now the director wants to see how Abhay Deol is received by the audience.
The actor, who is teaming up with Dibakar after Oye Lucky Lucky Oye is playing a man much above his real age.
"As a member of the IAS, Abhay is playing this very highly positioned bureaucrat. He has his own predicaments to battle since he is being pushed and pulled by various forces, both from those who are above or below to him in power."