It’s been more than a month since An Le Zhuan 安乐传 starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Simon Gong Jun began filming on July 20, 2021. Anticipation is undoubtedly high for the first collaboration between the two, not to mention the fact that it’s Gong Jun’s next historical after rising to fame in Word of Honor. Thus far, there’s been hardly any stills released except for one of the two main leads for Qixi Festival last month.
However, it hasn’t stopped unauthorized photos and videos from leaking online. On September 2, the An Le Zhuan crew issued a statement. They first expressed thanks for receiving much attention and support from netizens, fans and friends ever since shooting began. However, they said that the crew’s normal filming operations are being gravely disrupted due to a large number of daipai (proxy photographers), people secretly taking photos and leaking them. The crew has been keeping set photos, videos, audios, etc. relating to An Le Zhuan under wraps, yet some people have been obtaining such materials through improper means and distributing it without authorization. As it is an infringement on their rights and has affected the filming and creative process, the crew calls for everyone to boycott such actions to protect the hard work of the actors and the crew. They also reserve their right to take legal action.