Gaurang Doshi to collaborate with top Chinese directors Stephen Lam, Zhang Yimou

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 11, 2019, 05.15 PM(IST)

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Confirming the news, Gaurang said, “Hindi-Chini have always been bhai-bhai! This collaboration will give us the opportunity to explore our similarities, revel in our differences and promote love and harmony between the two countries."

Bollywood director Gaurang Doshi now joins hands with two top Chinese directors Stephen Lam and Zhang Yimou in an effort to make his content globally appealing and to reach a wider audience base. 

The maker recently travelled to Shanghai to announce an important association in partnership with the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi and Chinese filmmakers. 

Confirming the news, Gaurang said, “Hindi-Chini have always been bhai-bhai! This collaboration will give us the opportunity to explore our similarities, revel in our differences and promote love and harmony between the two countries. Stephan and Zhang have both been directors that I have always looked up to, for their mastery, their craft and their understanding of the movie business. I cannot wait for us to work together and start exchanging ideas!” 

Stephen Lam and Zhang Yimou are associated with creating iconic Chinese films like ‘Shaolin Temple’. ‘Cold War’, ‘Lust’, ‘Hero’ and many others. 

Stephan Lam said, “Gaurang has an incredible brain for business and great directing skills. I look forward to our future cooperation.”

The trio is now discussing creating content that will appeal to a larger audience at a time when more number of Indian films are being watched in China and vice versa. From ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Dangal’ to ‘Mom’ and ‘Andhadhun’, Hindi films have transcended barriers and connected with the Chinese viewers. 

Gaurang has partnered with Weijie Zhu, one of the biggest distribution houses in China, to simplify the distribution of Bollywood content in China. The director aims to distribute his upcoming movies ‘Aankhen Returns’, ‘Happy Anniversary’ and ‘Indians in Danger‘ in China.