Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Director Dibakar Banerjee says "Shanghai" will be the first film to depict Emraan Hashmi's comic side.
"He was there full-on rehearsing, forgetting the culture of the kinds of films he has been doing. He has totally changed and rediscovered himself in this kind of filmmaking. But the fact is that in this film you will, for the first time, see that Emraan Hashmi is a stellar comic actor," the 42-year-old said here Thursday at a special screening of the film.
"Nobody has ever found this funny bone in Emraan and I am so proud that he did it for our film," he added.
"Shanghai" also stars Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin and hits theatres June 8.
_*_"Devdas" is apt for 3D: Bhansali
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus "Devdas" is set to release in 3D and he says the film, with its lavish sets and a big star cast, is just apt for it.
"We are now releasing 'Devdas' in 3D. It is going to be 10 years since its release. It is looking amazing in 3D," the 49-year-old said here at a promotional event for his production "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi".
"Just think when Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan come in 3D in front of you, it'll look so great and the depth of the sets also. I think the film is apt for 3D."
The 2002 superhit film "Devdas" saw Shah Rukh as Devdas, Aishwarya as Paaro and Madhuri Dixit featured in the role of courtesan Chandramukhi.
Heat waves disrupts 'Yeh Jawaani...' shooting
Actress Kalki Koechlin has been shooting for Ayan Mukerji's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" in Rajasthan's sweltering heat and says the unit is having a tough time.
"Half of the shoot is still pending. It is a very difficult to shoot because we are shooting in Rajasthan where the temperature is 44 degrees Celsius... it's really hot," said the 29-year-old.
Produced by Karan Johar, "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and is expected to hit theatres January next year.