Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar recently spoke about his new movie Chandni Chowk to China in an interview. The actor told everyone that the idea of the movie was his and is somewhat inspired from his own life and his journey from Delhi to Bangkok, where he worked as a cook.
“Yes, I designed the whole thing for them. Before Warner Brothers came in, Rohan Sippy got me a design of me standing like in that pose. The film was called ‘Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu’. He said, “Akshay I want to make a film.” I said, “Okay, what’s the story?” “I don’t have a story.” “Okay do you have an idea?” I don’t have an idea.” “Alright, you have a producer?” “I don’t have a producer.” So what do you have?” “I just have this poster, this is the main poster.” His idea was this poster he had made in front of me. This is the first film I’ve done without listening to anything. I told him I wanted to do this film.”
It is certainly interesting that first big Bollywood movie of 2009 is actually based on a poster!
Chandni Chowk to China is a story about a chef who is mistaken to be a martial-arts expert. The shooting began in January last year and the movie stars Deepika Padukone opposite Akshay. Chinese superstar Gordon Liu makes his Bollywood debut in the movie.
The hype built up by the movie is already quite big thanks to the peppy music numbers and TV commercials which are doing rounds for a while now.