PETALING JAYA: Barely three weeks after news of their wedding plans leaked, long-time Hong Kong showbiz couple Carina Lau Ka Ling and Tony Leung Chiu Wai are now said to be tying the knot even earlier.
Earlier reports stated that the couple were planning to wed in October at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
Others, however, claimed that the wedding would take place in July after the filming of John Woo's star-studded war epic Red Cliff in which Leung, 46, plays the legendary military strategist Zhou Yun.
Invitation cards from the two are said to have been sent out for a wedding in July. There is now the latest news that the wedding date is July 21 as reported by Nanyang Siang Pau and Guang Ming Daily.
The celebrity couple will be taking their vows in Bali, Indonesia.
The pair, who have been together since 1989, had expressed their desire to wed in recent interviews but only decided on the wedding date not long ago.
The couple are believed to have booked an entire hotel in Bali to accommodate their friends and relatives, with return air tickets thrown in.
Lau, 42, who has been planning the wedding since January, is said to be intent on having a baby after getting married.
Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou Tai Ming, whom Lau was recently linked with, will also be getting married and has set his wedding date on July 26, five days after Lau and Leung's wedding.
A Taiwanese fortune-teller Chai compared the wedding dates and advised that Gou's celebration on July 26 is a better date than Lau's.
Chai said July 21 was only favourable for the bridegroom but July 26 is an auspicious date for both.