Jackie Chan’s latest film Kung Fu Yoga to be shot in Dubai

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Jackie Chan on set
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Action superstar Jackie Chan is heading to Dubai in September to shoot his latest film, Kung Fu Yoga, which also stars Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif.

Katrina Kaif plays the role of an Indian professor at a Chinese University who will assist archaeologist Jackie Chan in his quest to uncover treasures from the Magadha era. Popular Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was also selected to star in Kung Fu Yoga but declined the offer due to clashing schedules with his involvement with Disney’s Dangal.

The movie is the first of a three-movie deal made between the Chinese and Indian governments when Chinese president Xi Jinping visited India last year. Originally planned to for the entire movie to be shot India, Kung Fu Yoga will instead be shot in Dubai and feature some scenes from India.

Kung Fu Yoga will be directed by Chan’s long time friend Stanley Tong, who have worked with him on several iconic movies like the Police Story 3, Red Bronx and Chinese Zodiac previously.

Katrina Kaif
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It seems like United Arab Emirates will be crawling with film crews in the last quarter of 2015. Other than Kung Fu Yoga, Netflix’s War Machine that stars Brad Pitt and sci-fi sequel Star Trek Beyond will all start filming around the same time.