Jackie Chan to shoot in India: Sonu Sood

Dubai, March 20 (IANS) Jackie Chan will be shooting for his upcoming Indo-Chinese film “Kung Fu Yoga” in India, says Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who will be seen sharing screen space with the legendary actor for the first time.

“Jackie (Chan) will be coming to India and will be coming to India on the 21st (of March)…He will be staying for 15 days. Jackie will be staying in Jaipur,” Sonu told reporters here on the red carpet event for the Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA) 2016 on Friday.

The “Dabangg” star says he will join the martial arts movie star, who will be shooting a schedule in India and then will be proceeding to Beijing.

“I am going to join him next week in India and then we are going to Beijing…October release. Fingers crossed.” said an elated Sonu, who looked dapper in suit by Delhi based designers Bharat and Reshma.

Sonu, who was last seen on the silver screen in the 2015 film “Gabbar Is Back”, says the “Rush Hour” actor is one of the “most humble and hardworking actor”.

“He is one of the most humble actors I have ever come across. He is very hardworking…” Sonu said.

“Kung Fu Yoga” is a part of the three-film agreement signed between the two countries during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India.

The film also stars actress Amyra Dastur. It is reported that the Hindi film stars have performed some adrenalin-pumping action sequences for the movie.

Directed by Stanley Tong, the action comedy film is also shot here and Iceland, where Jackie got Amyra a farewell cake, as a warm goodbye gesture from him.

This is not the first time “The Legend of Drunken Master” star will be visiting India. He paid a visit to the country in 2013 and earlier has even collaborated with India Bollywood beauty Mallika Sherawat in his 2005 film “The Myth”.

(The writer’s visit is at the invitation of TOIFA organisers. Durga Chakravarty can be contacted at durga.c@ians.in)

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