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Actress Michelle Yeoh to star in a Bollywood film project

The actress said she would be working with an Indian actor but did not divulge more about the project. Photograph: (AFP)

WION New Delhi, India Sep 17, 2016, 02.09 PM (IST)
Actress Michelle Yeoh, best known for her roles in hits like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies, is foraying into Bollywood with an untitled project.

Yeoh, who has said that she is a fan of the Hindi film industry, said that the movie will be an action drama with a bit of dancing.

"I would absolutely love to act in a Bollywood film if I could sing and dance," the 54-year-old Chinese-Malaysian star told The Times of India newspaper in 2013. The commercial Hindi film industry that is centred in Mumbai is also popularly known as Bollywood.

"I'm planning to work in Bollywood and it's going to be an action film with obviously some dance because it is Bollywood," she said on the sidelines of Naropa festival.

"It will be about a Chinese and Indian family. In reality, we are such close neighbours, but we are culturally so different and through this film we want to show how we can get along," Yeoh said.

The actress said she would be working with an Indian actor but did not divulge more about the project.

Yeoh admitted that she admired Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and said she would 'love' to work with him. Yeoh also revealed that the 3 Idiots star was approached for the project.

The actress will next be seen in Jason Statham-starrer Mechanic 2, the sequel to the recently released Mechanic: Resurrection".

(WION with inputs from PTI)
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