The renowned Hong Kong star, Jackie Chan, has just begun to shoot for, Kung Fu Yoga, the first ever India-China project under the co-production agreement, signed in September 2014.
The shoot began in Dubai on September 28.
In a very brief meeting at the just-ended Silk Road International Film Festival in China’s Fuzhou, Chan told this writer that he was looking forward to act in this movie. He was rushing off to Dubai immediately after the festival’s closing ceremony -- where he sang a beautiful song.
He said he would be visiting India for a later schedule of the shoot.
Directed by Stanley Tong, Kung Fu Yoga is produced by Beijing Taihe Entertainment and Mumbai-based Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
The film will also mark the first-ever occasion when the widely-travelled Chan is shooting in the Middle East. And Chan will remain in Dubai for 33 days, and the movie will include several car chases and other forms of exciting action sequences.
“We are greatly looking forward to filming parts of Kung Fu Yoga in Dubai, and the locations we have selected perfectly complement the scenes we are shooting here,” said Tong. “Dubai’s iconic skyscrapers and attractions are recognised around the world, and we are excited to work closely with Dubai Film and TV Commission to ensure an enjoyable and successful filming time in Dubai.”
(Gautaman Bhaskaran served on the jury of the recently concluded Silk Road International Film Festival in China’s Fuzhou.)