(August 21, 2007 - Mumbai, India) – Principal photography will get underway in Jan 08 on “MADE IN CHINA” starring Akshay Kumar under the direction of Nikhil Advani. Shooting on location in China will mark a first for an Indian production. The film marks the union of director Nikhil Advani with Ramesh Sippy Productions for the first time. Akshay Kumar teams up with Nikhil Advani in this Action packed film that will give ample scope to showcase Akshay’s combined Martial arts & comedic skills. In “Made In China,” Akshay Kumar stars as Sidhu, a lowly Mumbai cook who is mistaken for a Martial arts hero. Giving him glamorous company is well known model & upcoming actress Deepika Padukone. The film has been written by Shridhar Raghavan (Khakee, Bluff Master) & the Music is to be composed by the well known composing trio of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani & Loy Mendonca. Commenting on the same Ramesh Sippy said “At the turn of the century there was a lot of promise in the air about globalization in Indian Cinema & now with this venture RSE and Orion are joining hands with Warner Bros. bringing that dream closer to reality and certainly what we hope to achieve at the minimum is a greater knowledge and understanding of the workings and systems of Hollywood and the Indian Film Industry. And I am sure we both stand to gain a lot from each other.” "We are excited and proud to be working with such respected partners as Ramesh Sippy and Orion," said Blaise Fernandes, Country Manager, Warner Bros. Entertainment India. "We'll count on our partners' expertise and will do everything in our power to make a well-crafted, popular and successful Indian film." Nikhil Advani will be helming an action film for the first time. He has previously directed the hit drama-musicals “Salaam-E-Ishq” & “Kal Ho Na Ho.” Ramesh Sippy’s production company has in the past produced films such as “Bluff Master & Taxi No. 9211.” Ramesh Sippy himself is the director of “Sholay” which is one of India’s biggest blockbusters of all time. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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