Hope `Shanghai` forces people to ask fundamental questions: Abhay

Updated: Jun 07, 2012, 16:01 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor Abhay Deol, who plays an IAS officer in Dibakar Banerjee`s forthcoming political-thriller ‘Shanghai’, hopes that the film has an impact on viewers and impels them into raising their voice.

"What I am hoping is that it will lead people to start asking questions about things they don`t ask about. We are just going on with life accepting it as it`s coming to us," the 36-year-old said in an interview here Wednesday.

"The film, I am hoping, people will watch and say - `Oh, I didn`t think about that, it has been at the back of my mind and I can see it but I didn`t question it because that thing is too big.` May be the film will make them ask some very fundamental questions," he added.

Meanwhile, Banerjee clarifies that a film cannot provide a readymade solution.

"A film cannot provide any solution. A poem, an essay or a story can only force you to think. There is no solution in these things. It would be foolish to say that I have a prescribed medicine, which will solve all problems," he said.

"Like it happens with Abhay`s character who thinks about something that happens with him and takes a step about it, we all need to take our own steps," he added.

‘Shanghai’ is releasing Friday with a U/A certificate.