All you wanted to know about the Chinese actress, who will romance Salman Khan in his next
Speculation about the female lead in Kabir Khan's 'Tubelight' starring Salman Khan has finally been put to rest. It's neither Deepika Padukone nor Katrina Kaif. Chinese actress-VJ Zhu Zhu is set to play Salman's love interest in the period drama set against the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. She joined the set in Ladakh last weekend and seems excited about her Bollywood debut, as evident from pictures that she shared on social media. We hear she is also taking Hindi lessons at the shooting location because, duh, it's a Bollywood film. hitlist tells you more about the petite beauty.
Zhu Zhu with Salman Khan on set
Zhu Zhu rose to fame as a veejay with MTV China. She won a singing competition in Beijing where she was spotted by MTV's head hunters and hired as a video jockey. She is an engineer, who graduated with majors in electronics and information engineering from the Beijing Technology and Business University.
In a still from 'Cloud Atlas'
After playing bit roles in various films, she received her first leading role in the series 'Great Mr Zhou' for which she earned critical acclaim. Her 70 mm debut was in the Chinese remake of 'What Women Want'.
On the set in Ladakh
An actress in big budget Hollywood films, she has starred alongside Russell Crowe and WWE star Dave Bautista in 'The Man with the Iron Fists' and in the Wachowskis' 2012 sci-fi epic 'Cloud Atlas' where she played the futuristic character, 12th Star Clone.
Ex-beau Lapo Elkann
She's a professional singer and released her first self-titled album in 2009. Zhu also writes her own plays. Her first tryst with the stage was in school for a dramatisation of 'Beauty And The Beast'.
She has dated Lapo Elkann, heir to Italy's Agnelli family empire, which owns automobile giant Fiat and Italian football club, Juventus. They were first spotted kissing at a car race in 2012 and the photos went viral. The couple, however, split a year later.
Quite the fashion icon in China, her unique style led to collaborations with top fashion houses, including Stella McCartney, Gucci, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.