Meet Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann, who spoke Hindi perfectly in “Modern Love-Mumbai”

Modern Love—Mumbai is about love, life, and everything in between. Amazon Prime Video’s “Modern Love Mumbai” is an Indian localized version of the widely acclaimed international series.

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The Mumbai chapter of the American original anthology series “Modern Love”, directed by John Carney, brought together six filmmakers – Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Shonali Bose, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Shrivastava and Nupur Asthana.

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Produced by Pritish Nandy Communications, the new Amazon Original series brings you six heartwarming stories about discovering and exploring love with all its imperfections and nuances.

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Although it is difficult to choose which is the best, the one that stood out was “Mumbai Dragon”, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

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Modern Love Bombay

“Mumbai Dragon” stars Yeo Yann Yann, Meiyang Chang, Wamiqa Gabbi and Naseeruddin Shah.

The story revolves around a widowed mother trying to hold on to her young son as he tries to pursue his dreams in the real world.

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This anthology segment stars Malaysian actor Yeo Yann Yann as the mother, Sui, and Indian Idol ’06 winner Meiyang Chang as Ming.

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The way Yeo effortlessly switches between Hindi and Cantonese is mind-boggling yet fun.

But who is Yeo Yan Yan, who landed a role and fits so perfectly into Vishal Bharadwaj’s fantasy world?

The Singaporean-Malaysian actress is a popular name in her own native countries.

His accomplishments cannot be overlooked in his career which spans more than a decade. She grew up in Kukup, a small fishing village in the Pontian district of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She made her theatrical acting debut in the late 90s with Toy Factory Production’s Comedy of Mistakes.

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She starred in several critically acclaimed plays -Muallaf, Petaling Street Warriors and Lee Chong Wei. A graduate of the Intercultural Theater Institute (ITI), she has acted in more than 30 plays and played almost every role.

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Yeo’s turning point in his career came after the 2006 film Singapore Dreaming which was followed by Ilo Ilo (2013) and Wet Season (2019) – both directed by Singaporean author Anthony Chen.

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Yam captured hearts with his role in HBO Asia’s Invisible Stories. She also earned the International Emmy Award nomination in Best Performance by an Actress category.

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HBO

In 2012, Yeo married Hong Kong action choreographer Ma Yuk-sing. Romance brewed for the couple on the sets of Petaling Street Warriors. The two tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in her hometown of Johor Bahru.

According to 8 Days Singapore, the couple, who are in a long-distance relationship, only spend three months a year together due to their busy work schedules.

As she reels from the success of the recently released ‘Bombay Dragon,’ the 45-year-old star will star in a new Disney+ series called American Born Chinese, based on the 2006 graphic novel by Gene Luen Yan, in the alongside Michelle Yeoh and Daniel Wu.

Yeo also has a role in Netflix’s Havoc opposite British hunk Tom Hardy.

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