The second international premiere of Chandni Chowk to China was held at AMC Empire Theater, 234 West 42nd Street, (Between seventh & eight Avenues), New York City, United States on January 8. Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, director Nikhil Advani as well as Akshay’s wife Twinkle were present on the occasion. Akshay’s best friend Toronto-based tycoon Ajay Virmani, lent his luxury 17-seater jet to his friend so that the cast and crew of Chandni Chowk to China can attend all the premieres in North America without any delay. Infact the cast of CC2C stayed for only 35 minutes at LA premiere because they had to move to this New York premiere. These premieres are quite significant too because it is an Warner Bros film and it will release at par with any Hollywood film with 50 prints in the US. The next premiere of the movie would be at AMC Yonge & Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada followed by the London premiere at the famous Empire Theater, Leicester Square, London. Akshay seems to be on a great high this year with his next movie Kambakkht Ishq also an international project with a lot of Hollywood stars.
Legendary Hollywood actors Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are acting alongside Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar in the supposedly biggest Bollywood movie till date. Kambakkht Ishq is the first Bollywood movie with such huge and mighty Hollywood starcast. Hollywood actress Denise Richards (James Bond girl in World is not Enough) would be romancing Akshay Kumar while Kareena Kapoor is the second lead actress in the movie. Amrita Arora and Aftab Shivdasani would be the other Bollywood names in the movie while the Hollywood cast would include singer Beyonce Knowles, baywatch babe and actress Carmen Electra , “superman” Brandon Routh, Diane Sellers and many others. The two biggest names are still Sylvester Stallone (Rocky and Rambo fame) and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Matrix, Predator and Commando fame). The movie is produced by famous Bollywood director Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Sabir Khan. The movie is the first Indian movie to be shot in the famous Universal Studios in Hollywood. The movie is far bigger in terms of production cost than any Bollywood movie till date and it might even cross a total production cost of 100 crores. The movie would be released on May 29, 2009 and it might work wonders in India as well as abroad with such a huge cast. Akshay seems to be moving ahead of the Khans and going global with Chandni Chowk to China (with Chinese actors) and then Kambakkht Ishq (with a huge Hollywood cast). Here is the first look of the movie with some exclusive pictures.
Akshay Kumar romancing Denise Richards in Roman style in another still
Sylvester Stallone with Kareena Kapoor
Akshay Kumar with Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala with Sylvester Stallone