Johor Sultan Grants Audience To Chinese Movie Star Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing said it's an honour to meet Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.

Cover image via Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar (Facebook)

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Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, the Sultan of Johor, recently granted an audience to Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing

Fan, who is currently in Singapore to attend the 34th Singapore International Film Festival from 30 November to 10 December, dropped by Johor to meet the Sultan yesterday, 6 December.

The courtesy call was facilitated by her Johor-born international manager, Jersey Chong, with an aim to introduce Fan to the future Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Chong expressed her pride, stating, "As an Anak Johor, I am so proud that my Sultan will be the next King of Malaysia."

She added that they officially inquired if Fan could meet with His Majesty and were thrilled when the reply came that Sultan Ibrahim had graciously agreed to the meeting.

Accompanying Fan during her royal visit were her mother, Zhang Chuanmei, and her younger brother, Fan Chengcheng, a renowned pop singer and actor in China.

"An unforgettable honour meeting the Sultan of this stunning Malaysian state," said Fan in an Instagram post yesterday.

Fan, who boasts 63 million followers on Weibo (China's version of X, formally known as Twitter) and 4.1 million Instagram followers, is often hailed as the face of global Chinese culture, wrote Sultan Ibrahim in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

Known for her international success, Fan has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like X-Men: Days of Future Past, as well as French and Korean films

Her most critically acclaimed movie is likely to be I Am Not Madame Bovary, a Golden Horse Award-winning film for which she received the Best Actress Award.

Besides her acting career, she manages her own artistes' management agency, a production company, and a cosmetics and skincare brand called Fan Beauty, said Sultan Ibrahim.

"In 2017, Time magazine featured her on the cover. She was also named Times 100 Globally Most Influential People, making her the only Asian actress selected," read the Sultan's post.

The 42-year-old thespian is also one of the world's highest paid actresses.

Sultan Ibrahim is set to be accessioned as the next Agong on 31 January 2024:

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