Veteran director Shekhar Kapur has revealed that he is working on the script of the biopic on iconic Chinese-American star, Bruce Lee. The filmmaker has signed up to co-write and direct the film titled as Little Dragon.
“We are working on the script,” Shekhar said, adding that the first script draft was written by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee. Little Dragon is being planned as an official US-China co-production, with several Chinese companies expected to co-finance and co-produce the film.
Shekhar also believes Indian films have a big market in China. “I used to say Indian films will definitely be very popular in China and yes, they are. ‘Dangal’ has proved what I said,” he told to PTI. Aamir Khan’s Dangal grossed more than $190 million, when it released in China in May this year.
Shekhar’s is currently working on his ambitious project Paani which was delayed due to the lack of funds. Shekhar, who worked on the film for 15 years, conceded Paani is an expensive project and would cost about USD 30 million.