Warner Brothers Pictures has inked a worldwide distribution
deal for Made in China, a Hindi film to be produced
by Ramesh Sippy and directed by Nikhil Advani.
to an official release, the shooting for the film which for
the first time will see an Indian production in China, is
expected to get underway in January 2008.
film, written by Sridhar Raghavan (Khakee, Bluffmaster),
stars Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone and music composers
are Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The story is centred around Kumar
who plays the role of Sidhu, a lowly Mumbai cook mistaken
for a martial arts hero.
Bros entertainment India country manager Blaise Fernandes
said, "We are excited and proud to be working with such
respected partners as Ramesh Sippy and Orion. We will count
on our partners' expertise and will do everything in our power
to make a well-crafted, popular and successful Indian film."
said, "At the turn of the century there was a lot of
promise in the air about globalization in Indian cinema and
now with this venture Ramesh Sippy Entertainment 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."
will be helming an action film for the first time. He has
previously directed the drama-musicals Salaam-E-Ishq
and Kal Ho Na Ho. Besides directing Sholay,
Ramesh Sippy has produced films such as Bluff Master
and Taxi No 9211.