Donnie Yen to sue producer


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 17 Nov 2018

HONG Kong action movie star Donnie Yen (pic) is filing a defamation suit against a China-based film producer for accusing him of being a prima donna, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Apparently, the company which produced Iceman: The Time Traveller had made allegations that he would simply change his lines as he wished, behave unprofessionally during filming and also refuse to help promote the movie.

Yen, who is of the Ip Man fame, said he would seek compensation from the company and donate the money to charity if he wins the case.

Dispelling such allegations, Yen said he was unable to participate in the promotional activities because there was no advance notice.

He is now busy filming another movie.

Yen said the producer might have made up the story to beef up interest among movie-goers as the film had received lukewarm response.

> Shanghai has hired a research agency to carry out a feasibility study to assess the city’s sports facilities and capability of hosting international events such as the 2032 Olympic Games.

The city’s sports bureau will pay 640,000 yuan (RM386,803) to the research agency, Nanyang Siang Pau said.

> A song written by Malaysians to encourage voters to vote in the May 9 general election was used in Kaohsiung’s mayoral election, the same daily reported.

The song titled Go Home and Vote was rewritten with new lyrics but the core message is similar as it is intended to ask voters to return home to vote.

The cover version was done by fans of Han Kuo-yu, one of the candidates running for the mayor of Kaohsiung, the third largest city in Taiwan.

The election is set for Nov 24.

?  The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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