This Article is From Aug 19, 2010

Meiyang Chang in talks for a film on China-Tibet issue

Meiyang Chang in talks for a film on China-Tibet issue

Highlights

  • Bollywood singer-actor Meiyang Chang, a third generation Chinese settler, is going back to his roots with a film on the China-Tibet conflict.
  • Chang who had won praise for his film debut in Badmaash Company is in talks to star in the yet-untitled film.
  • "I am discussing a film right now on the China-Tibet conflict. I think it should be interesting because I don't know much about the issue. It will also give me a chance to travel to places like Ladakh and Tibet," Chang told PTI.
  • The 27-year-old actor's grandparents were migrants from China and Chang was born and brought up in India.
New Delhi: Bollywood singer-actor Meiyang Chang, a third generation Chinese settler, is going back to his roots with a film on the China-Tibet conflict.

Chang who had won praise for his film debut in Badmaash Company is in talks to star in the yet-untitled film.

"I am discussing a film right now on the China-Tibet conflict. I think it should be interesting because I don't know much about the issue. It will also give me a chance to travel to places like Ladakh and Tibet," Chang told PTI.

The 27-year-old actor's grandparents were migrants from China and Chang was born and brought up in India.

"When I was younger I used to be scared that some Tibetan will spot me on the road and slap me twice," said the actor in jest.

Chang, who rose to fame as a contestant on the third season of Indian Idol and starred beside Shahid Kapoor and Anoushka Sharma in his debut film, says that life has become better for him in B-town post its release.

"Work-wise things are much easier as the industry bigwigs know me. People like Rajkumar Hirani and Salman Khan have told me that the film was good. Which means that tomorrow if I have to approach them to ask for work, I won't be scared," he said.

Chang has tried his hand at anchoring a number of events, including the IIFA awards and IPL 2. He is all set to host an upcoming horror reality show The Chair on UTV Bindass, which will go on air from September 13.

"It is a first-of-its kind show in India, where we will take 13 contestants to different haunted locations all over India and they will have to reach the chair kept in that place through a pathway all alone," said Chang.

Even though he is hosting a horror show, the actor himself does not believe in ghosts.

"I am a 90 per cent non-believer myself and am curious to know whether spirits or ghosts exist or not. As an anchor, I am also going to raise questions," said Chang.

He has not been singing for the past one and a half years and wants to venture into experimental music now.

"I have been meeting a number of people and planning to do something experimental. It is disheartening that pop music is not popular in India. Private albums are not doing well due to piracy and lack of interest of listeners in anything beyond Bollywood," said Chang.

"I wish the era, when the likes of Lucky Ali and Pankaj Udhas' albums used to rule the charts, comes back.That would be very good for people like us who want to do experimental music," he added.