Bollywood director Kabir Khan will shoot his next directorial venture Zookeeper, a travel-related drama film, in the western Chinese city of Chengdu and in the mountains of the region. The film will be co-produced by Chinese film companies Peacock Mountain Culture & Media Ltd and Huaxia Film Distribution Co Ltd, read a statement from Eros International.
Khan’s travel drama The Zookeeper (working title) will be released in 2018. The screenplay has been approved by Chinese government censors. The budget for the project is set at USD 25 million. The cast will include a leading Indian star and a top Chinese actress.
“The original stories were developed by the Trinity Pictures Writers? Room, creative teams from both Trinity Pictures and the Chinese film companies worked closely on the scripts to create story lines that blend Sino-Indian culture,” Trinity said in a statement.
Kabir is currently gearing up for Tubelight, which features Salman Khan and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.