'Ip Man 2', starring Donnie Yen officially started shooting yesterday. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for 'The Grand Master', which was originally set to film seven years ago. During a practice session with five Wing Chun masters a few weeks ago, Tony broke his arm. Currently he is still waiting for his arm to heal. Although Donnie Yen's film has once again taken a head start, Tony is not worried. For a movie he's already waited seven years for, another few weeks won't make a difference. Right now he's waiting for his doctor's approval before he starts training again. Once he's given the all clear, he will resume work.
Earlier on, reporters found Tony leisurely enjoying high tea at the Mandarin Hotel with his female Japanese friends. Tony was speaking in English throughout. His companions must have been good friends of his, as he was meeting them by himself. His wife Carina is busy filming in Beijing. She also attended the premiere of Zhang Ziyi's new film, 'Sophie's Revenge'. With Carina occupied, Tony seems to be let off the hook. Tony and his friends stayed around two hours before leaving. When he left, reporters spotted Tony carrying a Hermes gift bag. Maybe it was a gift from his friends? Or is it something he bought for himself?
Afterwards, Tony went through the tunnel at the Star Ferry Pier to retrieve his car in the parking lot. Reporters noticed Tony was moving briskly. His arm no longer sported any bandages, so it seems his recovery is going well. Tony was also driving by himself and looked rather dashing. Although he appears to have lost weight, he still looked very fit, perhaps due to his prior training. After noticing reporters, Tony continued smiling as they took pictures.