EXCLUSIVE: Why director Chong Keat Aun says he owes his success to Yasmin Ahmad

Award-winning director Chong Keat Aun is already working on his next film. Photo: The Star/Yap Chee Hong

Sayang, bila kamu nak buat filem? (When are you going to make a film, dear?)” the late director Yasmin Ahmad would always ask Chong Keat Aun, then a radio deejay, every time they met.

“Yes, that’s what she would always call me, ‘Sayang’,” Chong remembers Yasmin’s kind, caring voice like it was just yesterday in an interview with StarLifestyle. However, Chong would always reply that he wasn’t ready yet.

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