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Kung Fu Yoga Is Based On India-China Historical Reference Says Director

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Renowned Chinese producer, action choreographer, and director, Stanley Tong, who also helmed the much anticipated Indo-China film venture titled Kung Fu Yoga, stated that working with iconic movie star Jackie Chan was quite a difficult task.

Apart from Jackie Chan the film also stars prominent Indian actors like Sonu Sood and Disha Patani in major roles.

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"It is not easy to work with Jackie Chan as he always wants to do something different in each of his films. At times, you go run out of ideas," Tong said during a press conference.

"In last 25 years, every time I had to come with a new action sequence and that quite tough. Since there are many car chasing scenes had happened in past, we wanted to try something new and different; there came the idea of shooting with a lion inside the car," said the director.

The story of the movie trails back to the historical significance regarding India's lost Magadha treasure in Tibet. According to the director, he loved and enjoyed working on this project due to its significant historical references.

The film has been shot in some many exotic locations in India and China. It was also shot in some parts of Iceland and Dubai.

Shooting in India, Tong said: "I love India, I came to India for the first time in 1993. That time, I was shooting in Hampi Karnataka and this time during the shoot of Kung Fu Yoga I explored various parts of Rajasthan."

"I loved the culture and its beautiful architectures and history. In fact, the film is based on a historical story so I had to do some research work on that," Tong added.

The film is all set to release in China on 28th January ahead of India release, which is February 3.

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