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Last Updated 18.08.2019 | 8:34 PM IST



Abhay and Kalki won’t be together in Shanghai

When Kalki Koechelin made her debut opposite Abhay Deol in Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D, it was akin to Bollywood finding a new ‘jodi’ that could just be the right face for unconventional cinema. Zoya Akhtar felt the same and paired them together in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara which has now turned out to be huge as well. No wonder, with the duo being seen again in Shanghai, there are expectations of something crackling all over again. However, director Dibakar Bannerjee has done the unthinkable by resisting the temptation of pairing them together.

“That’s true, not just Abhay and Kalki aren’t opposite each other in the film, they don’t even have scenes together. Now that’s surprising because most filmmaker would want to carry on a winning combination”, says an industry source.

The source also adds that Kalki is pretty much going solo in this film which is more about varied characters than any hero-heroine rendezvous. “That’s true; Kalki and I are not paired opposite each other in Shanghai. I hardly share any interaction with her on this film and have just one scene with her. In fact why just her, even with Emraan I have just one scene “, says Abhay who is all excited about the prospects of this new film of his since the principal shooting is already through.

On the other hand, Kalki adds that her storyline is not quite linked to that of Abhay and hence there is no need for them to meet. “Obviously I can’t tell you much about the film’s plot here but Abhay and I walk in different directions here. Our storylines are not linked and we don’t have any proper connection with each other. Yes I remember doing one scene with him but that’s about it”, says Kalki.
In that case one can well expect Emraan and Kalki to share a few sizzling moments on screen if one goes by the reputation of the man.

“Let me break another myth here”, laughs Kalki, “There isn’t really any time to sizzle because I am paired neither opposite Abhay nor Emraan in the film. Yes, I have a lot of scenes with Emraan but there is no hero-heroine stuff happening here.”

Guess Shanghai is pretty much changing ‘Mumbai’ rules here!

More Pages: Shanghai Box Office Collection , Shanghai Movie Review

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