Hollywood star of Chinese origin Jackie Chan has admitted in his official blog, that the audio launch function of Oscar Films upcoming movie Dasavatharam was most amazing and wonderful at Chennai, but he was extremely upset on the negative news reports on the Internet.
To set the record straight on his official blog Jackie Chan said ,
I have just returned from the most amazing and wonderful trip to Chennai, India, where I went to attend the audio launch of Oscar Films? upcoming movie Dasavatharam.
The movie, Dasavatharam, is truly a sight to behold. The story, directing, acting, camera work, special effects, everything about it is amazing. It really opened my eyes to modern Indian cinema. Of course I had seen Indian films before; I admire many of the actors, and really like the music and dancing. But this movie is really something else. Every element was amazing to me; and all the elements together just made a perfect and incredible movie! I won?t spoil anyone?s surprise by revealing the story now, since I think everyone should watch this movie. But I will say two things: watch for the environmental message, and all you directors in Hong Kong and China, watch this movie and start working harder than ever, because very soon now, Indian cinema will overtake us in the eyes of the international audience!
Because of my busy schedule, I had to leave Chennai the same night, after the event ended. I arrived in Beijing early the next morning and imagine my surprise when I was greeted with, ?We heard it didn?t go too well; are you okay?? I honestly had no idea what everyone was talking about. I?d had such a thrilling and interesting trip and everything had gone quite smoothly.
When I saw some of the news reports on the Internet, I was extremely upset. One article accused me of ridiculous things like refusing to drink India?s bottled water ? they said I brought my own imported mineral water – and of traveling with my own personal chefs because I refuse to eat Indian food. There were also reports of my so-called offensive behavior, dismissing the Indian stars and not talking to anyone. What complete nonsense! I have nothing but respect for Indian culture and Indian cinema, and even though I may not know all the stars by name or how to properly pronounce the names of the ones I do know, this has nothing to do with my admiration for them. And saying that I won?t eat Indian food! Nothing could be further from the truth; I adore Indian food, and in fact had two excellent meals on this trip and was so full I could barely leave my seat!
To the reporters who wrote those offensive articles, I say this: You say I brought my own water. What brand did I bring? You can find out from the housekeepers at the hotel whether I did such a thing. You say I refused to eat Indian food. Do your research and talk to the three butlers the hotel assigned to my room and ask them what I ate! You say I holed up in my air-conditioned hotel room, ignoring my hosts. Why would I travel all the way to India and refuse to leave my hotel room?
I?ve been in the public eye for many years and I have put up with a lot of ridiculous things written about me. I very seldom lash out at anyone. But truly, these irresponsible ?reporters? spoiled the memory of my trip, and I am so afraid that when my gracious and wonderful hosts read the lies, they may get the complete wrong impression of me and my feelings about them and about the event. Therefore, I am posting this message on my website immediately to set the record straight.
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[ Read full story – New Diary from Jackie: My Trip to India: The Real Story at jackiechan.com]