Jackie Chan (2nd from r), Sonu Sood (2nd from l) and Amrya Dastur (l) dance on set with other performers as they shoot a scene of the forthcoming film “Kung Fu Yoga” at Mandor Garden in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, April 4. (AFP | Getty Images)
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Shot in India and China, Chinese supertar Jackie Chan’s “Kung Fu Yoga” 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.
Jackie Chan was in the country earlier 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.
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 traveler Xuan Zhang hit 6,500 theatres and retells his odyssey that has become an enduring legacy of the cultural ties between the two countries.
“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 Ajanta 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.”