Bollywood Fetes Acclaimed Director Zhang Yimou – PTI

Renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, who is behind internationally acclaimed films like “Red Sorghum,” “Ju Dou” and “House of Flying Daggers,” feels Indian cinema has broken the stereotype of dancing and singing by venturing into other genres as well.

“There have been lot of changes in the Indian movie industry. I would love to get to know more about the films here,” Zhang told PTI Oct. 20.

“For India it is singing and dancing in movies, while for China it is martial arts and kung fu. Both Asian countries have a lot of things in common. We see lot of potential for collaboration,” he said.

Zhang was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival. He said he was surprised to get selected for the award, because he does not know whether he is popular in India.

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