Kim Ah-joong Dazzles HK

Hong Kong has recognized the fast rising star power of actress Kim Ah-joong, who has been receiving first class celebrity treatment there since arriving Saturday to promote her hit film '200 Pounds Beauty'.

A huge crowd of fans greeted her at the airport upon her arrival.

An official at her management agency quoted local media as predicting Kim would surpass the fame of Jun Ji-hyun, the heroine of 'My Sassy Girl', which topped box office records in Hong Kong.

200 Pound Beauty has held four previews in Hong Kong, and interest in the Korean actress is rising.

Kim has held numerous interviews with some 150 media outlets and met with Hong Kong film officials on possible roles in a Chinese film or a joint Korean-Chinese production.

200 Pound Beauty will open in some 20 Hong Kong theaters May 17.