Monday, January 12, 2009
Chandni Chowk To China's international villain
Martial arts expert-cum-actor from Hollywood Gordon Liu has made his Bollywood debut with Chandni Chowk To China. His fans call him the 'Master Killer' and he's famous for his role as Pai Mei in Kill Bill: Volume 2 and as Johny Mo in Kill Bill: Volume 1.
This is the 53 year old actor's first ever Hindi movie and he's happy and excited to be a part of a Hindi film.The character is called 'Hojo' and as the film is based in China a Chinese-looking villain was a must. Hence he was signed on. The actor shot for 3 months in various locations, like China and Thailand for this flick, in which he teamed up again with his action director of Kill Bill, Dee Dee Du.
CC2C has Akshay Kumar playing a cook from Chandni Chowk who is mistaken to be the reincarnation of a kung fu warrior and is taken to Shanghai to fight an evil gang lord. Deepika Padukone is in the double role of an Indian and Chinese woman while Mithun Chakraborty plays Akshay's dad in the flick.
This Warner Bros film releasing on January 16 is an action-comedy with a dash of martial arts and is said to be on the lines of Matrix and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.