BOMBAY TIMES (January 23, 2017)

Jackie Chan will be in Mumbai today to promote his upcoming Indo-Chinese venture, Kung Fu Yoga. His co-actor Sonu Sood has arranged for him to arrive in a chartered flight and is pulling all stops to ensure he has a memorable stay. In order to make Jackie's stay special, the actor has booked a presidential suite and ensured the hotel customises the amenities for the Hollywood star. Bathrobes, towels, chocolate boxes and even bandanas placed in the room are monogrammed with Jackie's name.

Apart from addressing a press conference with director Stanley Tong, Amyra Dastur and Disha Patani, Sonu plans to take Jackie on a special episode of a popular stand-up comedy show. He also wants to take his co-star on the set of a big ticket movie so that he gets a chance to sample Bollywood. And there's more on the menu. While here, Jackie will get a taste of Indian food like chaat, pav bhaji, butter chicken, paneer tikka and Malwani seafood specialities. Sonu will also host a bash for Jackie in the evening, which will be attended by Bollywood's swish set.

Kung Fu Yoga, presented and distributed in India by Shakti Sagar Productions in association with Laurence Paul, releases February 3.
Mohar Basu (MID-DAY; January 23, 2017)

After travelling in Jackie Chan’s private jet and feasting on Indian delicacies in his restaurant during the China rounds of promotions, the Indian cast of Stanley Tong’s Kung Fu Yoga, featuring Chan, is all set to return the favour.

Chan arrives in Mumbai along with the film’s team at 11am today, for the India leg of promotions. Co-stars Amyra Dastur and Disha Patani, who accompanied him for the promotions in Malaysia, will return with him. The team will be welcomed at Mumbai International airport by co-actor and distributor Sonu Sood, and then drive off to Juhu’s JW Marriott, where Chan will reside for the day.

A source from the hotel informs, “Choreographer Farah Khan has put together a performance for Jackie on the song they had shot together in Rajasthan. It is a Bollywood number with Chinese lyrics. Disha, Amyra and Sonu will join the dance that will take place in the hotel lobby.”

The staffers are eager to give Chan a flavour of Mumbai. “They plan to serve him the meals in dabbas. The hotel’s team is also in talks with a few indigenous artisans of Dharavi who are preparing customized wallets for Jackie and Stanley.”

Promotions will kick off with a few press meeting. The outfits for Jackie, Stanley and Sonu are being designed by Nilesh Mitesh under his label Kora. The designer tells hitlist. “We’ve created bandhgalas with an Indian cut bearing and embroidery. Jackie’s outfit is wine-coloured and has medals embellished on them. We’ve done zardosi embroidery. His second attire is a 38-length achkan with a salwar and velvet collars. Stanley will be wearing a similar outfit with hand zardosi emblem. Sonu will wear a royal blue outfit with the initials of his name merged with the face of royal Bengal tiger. He will be pairing them with khakee trousers.”