Chinese director Zhang Yimou gestures during a news conference to promote the movie "A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" at the 60th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin in this February 14, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/Files
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Famed film director Zhang Yimou must pay more than $1.2 million in fines for having three children in violation of China's strict family planning rules, officials said Thursday.Reports that Zhang had violated the country's one-child rule started to circulate in May.Zhang's studio confirmed in a statement that Zhang, 63, has fathered two sons and one daughter with Chen, 32, but denied reports of other children Zhang allegedly has fathered with other women.Zhang and Chen have 30 days to pay the fines.
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