31 year old Fan Bingbing and 26 year old Aarif Lee collaborate for the first time in the new film One Night Surprise. During the film promotion period, Fan Bingbing took great care of Aarif, which led to rumors that they're in a "sister-brother" relationship, reports TVB News World.
One is an international actress and part of 'Forbes China Celebrity 100 (2013)', the other is a rising film actor in the Mainland market. Last night at an event Aarif attended, a reporter asked him about the rumor.
However, the reporter mistakenly called "Fan Bingbing" as "Li Bingbing". When asked if he's dating Li Bingbing, Aarif immediately corrected the question: "I'm not dating Li Bingbing! I collaborated with Fan Bingbing in One Night Surprise, we are very close friends.
"The film is doing well in the Mainland box office, almost 200 million RMB. We also had a duet for the theme song. She wrote the lyrics and I composed the music, which has very profound feelings." Asked about his close friendship with her, Aarif expressed: "Our current relationship is quite enjoyable.
"She is a friend in the same industry, taught me a lot in acting. She's a very amazing actress and taught me a lot. We are on the same key in both acting and singing, very compatible. Towards lifestyles and views on performing, I listen to her more on acting, but she listens to me on singing."
When asked if he's dating Fan Bingbing he appeared embarrassed, he paused for a moment before saying: "I don't know, not commenting." Based on his response, it seems he's indirectly admitting the relationship? He said: "No. It is not necessary for me to talk about it. I found my state of happiness and that is something worth to treasure."
In the film, Aarif and Bingbing develop a "sister-brother" relationship, but in reality can he accept the same kind of relationship? He said love shouldn't be framed based on norms. He respects fate and love; When love comes, he will cherish it.
When asked if Fan Bingbing is a person he cherishes, he frankly expressed: "She is a person I cherish!" Asked how long had it been since he and Fan Bingbing started? He laughed: "You all are thinking too much. We met last year when we collaborated."
As for whether there is a chance to develop further, he does not want to comment too much because they are friends, but too much talk may make it awkward. Aarif expressed when he goes to Beijing for work, he meets Bingbing for dinner.
H excitedly praised her: "I really admire her. Before I met her, I thought she was beautiful and after we collaborated, I admire her on many more levels. She very hardworking, professional and down-to-earth."