While he was previously in support of the Occupy Central movement, Hong Kong actor Tony Leung believes that now is the time for the protesters to finally retreat.

According to Mingpao News, the actor, who attended the 45th India International Film Festival in Goa alongside “The Grandmaster” co-star Zhang Ziyi recently, said that the protest has caused much complication to Hong Kong residents living nearby.

“It has caused inconvenience for others to do their day-to-day routine, and it has affected businesses and industries in Hong Kong. It’s time to back away,” said Tony.
The actor said that though he understands how people have the right to express their views, it also should be sensible and peaceful and in respect of the laws of Hong Kong.
In regard to his future projects, Tony revealed that he will be busy filming new movies next year, though no further details have been revealed.
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