Mumbai: China has selected historical-adventure film Xuanzang, which co-stars actor Sonu Sood, as its official entry for the 89th Academy Awards.
The 43-year-old actor, who made his debut in the Chinese film industry with the film, is playing the character named Harsha. Sonu shared the news on Twitter and posted his look from the film. “Xuanzang an official entry to Oscars. Fingers crossed,” he wrote.
Directed by Huo Jianqi, other Indian actors in the cast include Neha Sharma and Ali Fazal. Sonu is also part of Indo-Chinese co-production Kung Fu Yoga starring Jackie Chan in the lead role.
The project is a part of the three-film agreement signed between India and China during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India.