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‘Crouching Tiger’ actress Zhang Ziyi accepts proposal delivered by drone

Monday, Feb 9, 2015,21:30 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Beijing | Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi who gained international fame for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone. Zhang, who turned 36 today, was celebrating her upcoming birthday on Saturday when a white drone flew toward her at the party.
Her boyfriend Wang Feng, a Chinese rock singer and composer, retrieved an engagement ring from inside the drone and then got down on one knee and popped the question to Zhang, who was standing by a three-tier, pastel-colored birthday cake and dressed in a one-shoulder red gown.
Witnessed by all, we have experienced happiness and sorrow. I hope Ziyi can always have the happiest time. If we both are old, I can still take care of you, said Wang, according to Chinese media reports. Zhang welled up and said I do, before the newly engaged couple kissed and embraced as the night sky lit up with fireworks, according to Chinese media reports.
Zhang’s manager, Ji Lingling, confirmed the engagement news in a text message to The Associated Press today. Zhang shared her answer on her microblogging account yesterday, with a photo of glittering fireworks in the shape of a heart. Wang, 43, reposted Zhang’s answer five hours later on his own microblog and wrote: Thank you for giving me a complete life. All the hardships are bygones.
From now on, we will grow old hand in hand. The actress catapulted to stardom in the West with the Oscar-nominated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Her subsequent English credits include Rush Hour 2, ”Memoirs of a Geisha and Horsemen. She also starred in the 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese acclaimed martial-arts epic The Grandmaster, which led to several Best Actress trophies across Asia.
Wang became a household name in China after appearing as a judge of the Voice of China singing show in 2013. It will be Zhang’s first marriage and Wang’s third.