Jackie Chan embarks on an Indian adventure

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The Hong Kong star's latest action-comedy, Kung Fu Yoga, in which Jackie Chan stars as an archeologist in a Sino-Indian coproduction, will hit mainland screens on Jan 28.

Jackie Chan (second from left) reunites with Hong Kong director Stanley Tong (third from left) in the action comedy Kung Fu Yoga. [Photo provided to China Daily] 

Jackie Chan is taking his adventures to a new level. In his latest movie-in which he drives a car carrying a lion in the back seat-the big cat is not computer-generated. The very real predator is owned by Dubai's royal family.

Chan plays an archeologist who seeks a lost treasure using an ancient map in the action-comedy Kung Fu Yoga.

The movie, which is one of three Sino-Indian coproductions being made as a result of an agreement between the two countries, will be released on Jan 28, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The film's trailer featuring the lion "passenger", which was released on Jan 5, has garnered millions of clicks on major video-streaming sites, making Kung Fu Yoga one of the most-anticipated films of the profitable Spring Festival holiday.

Chan, who has starred in more than 100 films and been involved in at least another 100, is very popular globally for his unique blend of action and comedy. But this forthcoming title is more than just another Chan-style action comedy.

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