January 16, 2009 will mark Chandni Chowk to China as the widest U.S. release ever for a Bollywood film. The movie, stars Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. This movie is being released by Warner Brothers to open on more than 125 screens in more than 50 markets.
Deepika Padukone and Akshay at the Chandni Chowk to China Toronto premiere
Warner Bros first mass-marketed Bollywood film was shot in India, China and Thailand; is being released nearly simultaneously around the world
It is described as `the first-ever Bollywood Kung fu comedy.
Chandni Chowk to China:
- The first Bollywood film distributed by Warner Bros.
- The first Indian production to be shot in China.
- The first movie allowed by the Chinese government to shoot on the Great Wall of China.
- The first Bollywood film for powerhouse martial arts choreographer Huan-Chiu Ku (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kill Bill).