Two days ago was Donnie Yen Chi Tan's birthday. Two nights ago his wife Cissy Wang Ci Ci held a surprise birthday party in Lan Kwai Fong, Central for her husband and invited many friends like Leon Lai Ming, Wilson Yip Wai Shun, Chow Mei Fung, Lynn Xiong (Hung Doi Lam), Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and her family, Lam Ka Wah and his wife, Vincent Kuk Tak Siu, Roy Cheung Yiu Yeung, Cissy's sister Wang Yuan Yuan and others.
Lai Ming recently worked with Chi Tan on BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING). They earlier worked together on SEVEN SWORDS (CHUT GIM) and THE EMPRESS AND THE WARRIORS (GONG SAN MEI YUN). Around 10 Lai Ming came to celebrate with Chi Tan, stayed awhile and left after the cake cutting. Chi Tan personally walked Heavenly King Lai to his vehicle, but Chi Tan was limping. Recently he was injured on a shoot. Chi Tan said that Leon was busy with his concert and movie but he came anyway, so of course he had to personally see him off. Leon immediately said, "You shouldn't have, you don't need to." Chi Tan said, "He and I are very familiar, we worked together on three movies."
Chi Tan's wife helped him off his car earlier. "Earlier when I made 14 BLADES (GUM YI WAI) in the Mainland, (Peter) Chan Ho Sun asked me to be the action director for the BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS ending. I turned it down at the time because 14 BLADES was very tough. Originally Chan Ho Sun already finished that ending, but finally he talked me into shoot that ending scene again." Chi Tan said he aggravated his old wound for this film rather severely as he had to see a doctor, get acupuncture treatment and take medicine. This time he worked in the Mainland for a month and a half already and really missed his wife and children.
Would IP MAN 2's progress be hindered? He expressed hope that he would be completely recovered in a week. He would stay in Hong Kong for only a week then worked on an underwear ad in the Mainland.