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Chinese superstar Xia Yu reported on the sets of prestigious
Indo-Chinese joint venture The Desire in Kollam, Kerala on
Wednesday. The Desire, directed by
journalist-turned-National award winning Malayalam director R.
Sarath, co-produced by Sharad Hegde and Tracy Shiyun; Xia Yu stars
opposite Bollywood heroine Shilpa Shetty.
Xia Yu shot into international fame by winning the best actor
award in the Venice Film Festival for his debut film In the Heat of
the Sun (Xia was the youngest actor to win this award in the
history of the festival), 32-year-old Xia said he is yet to meet
Shilpa. However, he has watched some of her films to get an idea of
his co-star"s work in Bollywood. “She is very pretty and talented," he added. Xia has acted in more than 20 films so far.
If reports are to be believed, actress Shilpa Shetty's role is
most challenging. Shilpa Shetty will appear with a "totally-shaved"
head for some scenes. (The shaved look has been acheived by some
remarkable make up.) The director says that The Desire is
essentially a passionate film dealing with dance, music, art,
culture and emotions. It revolves around accomplished Odissi dancer
Goutami (Shilpa) and talented artist Jai Leang (Xia Yu), following
the journey of their lives until they are separated and brought
together again by destiny.
Also in the cast are Jayapradha, Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar,
Sheetal Menon and Nakul Vaid. Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman will
score music. Expected to grace theatres in December 2009, The
Desire will be dubbed in Chinese as well.