Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood’s Kung Fu Yoga to release this year

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2016 13:25 IST
International star Jackie Chan shooting for film Kung Fu Yoga in Jodhpur’s Mandore Gardens in Jodhpur. (PTI)

Kung Fu Yoga, an India-China co-production starring Chinese superstar Jackie Chan is expected to be released later this year, a top Chinese diplomat today said.

Shot in India and China, the film also stars Bollywood actors Sonu Sood and Amyra Dastur.

“The production is over and the film is expected to be released sometime later this year. But before this, we had Xuan Zhang which released in China earlier,” Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of China in India, Jinsong Liu, said on the sidelines of an event in New Delhi.

In pics: Jackie Chan dances the Bollywood dance for Kung Fu Yoga

Jackie Chan was in the country earlier this month to shoot for the India leg of the film, which included Rajasthan.

Directed by Hong Kong-based Stanley Tong, the action-adventure is a co-production of Taihe Entertainment and Shinework Media (China) and also stars Aarif Rahman, Sonu Sood and Amyra Dastur.

Jackie Chan with actress Disha Patni and actor Sonu Sood shooting for film Kung Fu Yoga in Jodhpur’s Mandore Gardens in Jodhpur. (PTI)

Historical adventure film Xuan Zhang tracing the famed Chinese monk’s epic 17-year journey to India released across China on April 29.

The $22 million biopic on Tang dynasty scholar and traveller Xuan Zhang hit 6,500 theatres and retells his odyssey that has become an enduring legacy of the cultural ties between the two countries.

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Xuan Zhang is the first Sino-India co-production and besides location in China, in India it was shot in Nalanda in Bihar and Daulatabad and Ajantha and Ellora caves in Maharashtra.

The biopic’s Hindi version is due for release in December.

Part of the film shot in Maharashtra and Nalanda retraced the actual path traversed by the monk during his arduous journey.

The third India-China co-production is Lost in India, featuring the star from China’s 2012 blockbuster Lost in Thailand.

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