Salman Khan took off to Ladakh this month with girlfriend Iulia Vantur to kick off the first schedule of Kabir Khan’s 2017 Eid release, ‘Tubelight’, his third collaboration with the director after ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.
Joining them on the sets is Bhai’s new screen love, the Beijing-based actress Zhu Zhu who makes her Bollywood debut in the historical drama. Written by Neelesh Misra, ‘Tubelight’ is set during the 1962 SinoIndian War.
Zhu Zhu landed in Mumbai two months ago and was staying at a Bandra five star. Kabir Khan and casting director Mukesh Chabbra assigned a Hindi tutor to her since the Chinese actress will have a few lines in Hindi. The actress also undertook an extensive workshop.
Zhu Zhu rose to fame in China as a VJ for MTV while studying to become an electrical engineer in 2005. She went on to feature in the critically acclaimed Wachowski siblings production, ‘Cloud Atlas’, in 2012, followed by 11 international films over the next three years, including Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu-starrer, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, and ‘Last Flight’ alongside Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick.wrapped up the second season of the Netflix show, ‘Marco Polo’, in which she plays the Blue Princess, Kokachin.
Over the last six years, Zhu Zhu has made it to TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces” of 2012 and 2013. In the same year, she graced the Vanity Fair annual ball. Her style icon status back home has earned the porcelainfaced beauty endorsement deals with top global fashion houses, including Stella McCartney, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.