I understand that recently, there has been quite a bit confusion and controversy regarding how Han Geng’s lawsuit case ended. As always, I trust Han Geng, and only believe in what he says. Apparently, Han Geng’s company tended to downplay this issue and only presented the situation as accurate as possible, so they basically just sent the copy of letter from Han Geng’s lawyer with Chinese translation to the media. I would like to post the letter here, and I think I’d better not translate it into English based on the Chinese translation of it for the sake of accuracy, and hopefully, Pinetree would be able to squeeze some time to translate it for us ^^
Anyway, based on the translation in Chinese news, we know that Han Geng and SME had achieved an agreement regarding his contract and lawsuit, then Han Geng decided to withdraw his lawsuit which was to request exclusive contract invalidation. According to the agreement, no details of this agreement should be released by neither side. Besides, Han Geng’s current company (Yuehua Entertainment) has clearly informed the media who pursued further confirmation from them, that Han Geng has no relationship with SME anymore. Here is the link of news.
I would like to skip the parts talking about his original lawsuit and the first-instance ruling from the court, and only translate the most updated information. Actually, only one sentence…
“Yesterday, Mr. Feng from Yuehua Entertainment confirmed this news to us, and stated that Han Geng is now a signed artist in Yuehua Entertainment, and has no relationship with SME anymore.”
Most of these news were released on Sept 28. And on Sept 27, and one of Han Geng’s friends, also an insider of China’s entertainment circle, stated at his miniblog that “Congratulations to Han Geng, after having been free physically and mentally for a while, you are also legally free on Sept 26 when the contract invalidation lawsuit was resolved peacefully. SME in Korea made a right and smart decision.”
To conclude, no matter what kind of agreement has been made between Han Geng and SME, Han Geng is legitimately NOT an artist under SME anymore.
What’s my take on this matter? Please do allow me write down my personal thoughts here, I haven’t expressed my feelings for this boy in public for a long time 😀
As I said before, even if I don’t trust any of the other sources, I believe in Han Geng. Ha! This boy is just getting more and more calm and mature in dealing with complicated issues, but he is still as simple as always. He made two posts at his miniblog on Sept 26. I don’t know what matter he referred to, but he is always smart enough to speak up his attitude and feeling to his gengfans without being picked up by the sneaky media.
“Sometimes I feel I am like a picture, whatever it has been painted, others would like to think that is what I’m supposed to be, actually I only want to be a piece of paper which can create itself freely, showing the best and the truest painting to the people who support me.”
“Movie is my dream, I treat each character seriously, and I would do all my best for any movie I have been part of. No matter it is movie or music, I will never publicize it by hyping up or making up any stunt. I want to work on a firm footing, in a down-to-earth way, this is what I want.”
I have heard or read him making similar statements regarding his principles for countless times, but surprisingly, I never get tired of reading or hearing them. His sincerity and eager for freedom can always get me. I just know this man would give up any personal benefit or interest to take his freedom back.
Since he filed the lawsuit, many of his fans tended to find out if he had a strong and powerful backup in China, so that he could take the risk of losing everything to fight for his rights and freedom…we guessed and guessed, we used up our imaginations, we tried to figure all the networks he may reach. Now, things finally come to the end, all our conjectures are settled, he signed a newly-established and small company as his management, which is considered as not very strong or resourceful especially in terms of movie opportunities. Personally, I’m not surprised at all. What Han Geng wants from his company is respect and the maximum of independence. I believe he can get that from this one. That’s good enough. As for opportunities, he will get them when he is strong enough, even though he always devotes more than what he can get. I am 100% sure that whatever achievements or opportunities he has got by now, he deserves much more.
As a Chinese gengfan, I think I am able to say something about Han Geng’s current situation in China. After My Kingdom, he has been recognized as one of the actors with strongest potential in acting by many professionals and the public; he is one of the most popular singers in China; his integrity and sincerity has been well known in the entertainment circle and has reached the public; he has one of largest fandom groups and receives the most devoted fan support and love.
All of these have been achieved within couple of years mainly through Han Geng’s talents, hard-working, and charms, Gengfans’ devoted love and support, and his current team members’ efforts. Han Geng should be proud of what he has achieved by now, and Gengfans around the world should be proud of what they have done in supporting him.
Ummm…I think we’d better take a break from how good our Han Geng is inside, move on to his beauty outside. I would post several pictures of his recent activities, including a performance couple days ago and the promotion of “the First President” movie yesterday.
and this is my poor sick boy T.T
Lastly, I want to say, Congratulations, Han Geng, for getting the freedom you value so much; Congratulations, Han Geng, for your excellent acting in My Kingdom; AND PLEASE do take care of yourself…you are not too strong to be sick after 20 days’ promotion for two movies and performances in more than 10 cities in and out of China…
PS: Please see the tags for all pictures’ sources