Zhang Ziyi
Chinese actor Zhang Ziyi Reuters

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has apologised to the newly wed South Korean celebrity couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo for the illegal reporting of their private wedding.

According to reports, the actress's husband, rock star Wang Feng used drone cameras to live-stream the ceremony at The Shilla hotel in Seoul without any permission. Feng is a founder and investor in Suiyue, one of the Chinese media outlets.

In an interview with the Chinese media, Zhang, who was one of the invited wedding guests, said that she came to know about the case only after she returned to China. "Neither I nor my husband had known about this case at all. He deputed the management to professional managers half a year ago," Zhang said.

She added: "If either of us had known about this beforehand, we would have prevented such a shameful act. Wang Feng has hauled the CEOs over the coals for the case and they will get the punishment they deserve. They have also acknowledged the problem and their fault."

The Song Song couple tied the knot on Oct 31 in a private ceremony.