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Kabir, Siddharth to helm Indo-China co-productions


Indian filmmakers Kabir Khan and Siddharth Anand are set to direct two Indo-China co-productions which will be released in 2018. Trinity Pictures, the film production arm of India’s distribution giant Eros International, has struck a deal to co-produce the two franchise movies with Chinese partners, reported Variety.

With China’s Peacock Mountain Culture & Media and state- owned Huaxia Film Distribution, Trinity will produce Kabir’s travel drama, “The Zookeeper” and Siddharth’s “Love in Beijing”. “The Zookeeper” is a human drama that, tells of the journey of an Indian zoo keeper who travels to China to find a panda to return to India with, in order to save his zoo.

The budget for the project is set at USD 25 million. The cast will include a leading Indian star and a top Chinese actress. A significant portion of the shoot will be in Chengdu. Siddharth’s “Love in Beijing” is a cross-cultural romantic comedy, “Love in Beijing,” about an Indian girl who falls in love with a Chinese man, will feature an A-list Indian actress and a leading Chinese male actor. The production budget is USD 15 million.