Pravir wrote on 22 Feb 2010
Post "Howrah Bridge", a couple of flops put Shakti Samanta in a tight spot. The effect on his enthusiasm was visible to Shammi Kapoor who was working with him for "Singapore". After understanding his problems, Shammi Kapoor asked him to go ahead and launch the big budgeted "China Town" with him in double role, which will ensure good market price to Samanta. The film was made and turned out to be a big hit.