Chinese movie beauty Zhang Ziyi was booed by fans at a promotional bash for her new movie 2046 after she failed to show up.

Organisers of the Shanghai, China, event played clips of all the actors from the film which drew cheers and applause - except for HERO star Ziyi who was singled out with loud boos from the disgruntled audience infuriated by her non-appearance.

Her co-star Tony Leung bore the brunt of the crowd's anger when he was asked what it was like working with her.

One annoyed cinema-goer shouted, "Don't talk about her. Don't waste time."

24/09/2004 09:04