Nikhil Advani’s Chandni Chowk To China starring Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone began filming on February 22nd, with locations in several parts of China including the city of Shanghai. Produced by Rohan Sippy and Warner Brothers, the film will be full of action and comedy, which is a perfect fit for Akshay, being a master of both.
Advani said, “It’s an action comedy. It’s a very big film to be shot in the Far East with very sophisticated technical effects done abroad. It would be more than Dhoom 2, but would be very much like Dhoom in mood. Dhoom had more comic elements. Call it talent or luck, but right now I’m only riding piggyback on the reputation of Rohan Sippy and Akshay.”
“Action and comedy are Akshay’s forte and I’m glad to direct him in a film that is written by someone else,” he added.
Before starting this project Advani was working on a script about a child’s life in an orphanage but he said, “That script is taking longer than I thought it would. So I’ve decided to move to a ready-made script. My long-standing buddy Rohan Sippy had already worked out the script with Sridhar Raghavan. When they narrated it to me, I though they just wanted my opinion on it. When Rohan asked me to direct it, I agreed on condition that I can also be the producer.”
Adding, “I’m making an action-comedy for the first time. It’s a good opportunity to try something different. Also I’ve never worked with Akshay before. He seems to be good fun.”
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