The complexion of Bollywood’s beloved beauty Deepika Padukone has
been lightened by 3 shades to suit her “Chinese look” in the Bollywood-Hong Kong film Chandni
Chowk To China. Deepika has a dusky skin
tone, but in Chandni Chowk To China, she plays two different roles – one with a
“Chinese look” and the other with an “Indian look”. Too read what these “looks” mean according to the film producers, click here.
Set to be released on January 16, Chandni Chowk Goes to China is led by venerable Bollywood director Nikhil Advani, Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar and starlett Deepika Padukone in the lead roles; supported by Hong Kong veteran Gordon Liu.
Could this be the next Crouching Tiger, Sleeping Dragon? Or Kung Pow! Enter the Fist? Searching for kungfu masters in order to avenge the good guys might sound like something out of
a 70’s Shaw Bros production, but the meshing of Sino-Indian culture is definitely a first.
Not only is it one of the first Bollywood films to be
co-produced and promoted with a major American studio — Warner Bros — Chandni
Chowk Goes to China is also
the first Indian film to have been shot in China in collaboration with Chinese
martial arts choreographers.