And the expected has happened. Just like Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ created a storm at the Chinese box office, his ‘Dangal’ has too moved forward in that direction.
Last Sunday, ‘Dangal’ became the first Indian film to be screened in the noncompeting panorama section of the 7th Beijing International Film Festival. Not only this, it was a housefull screening for the sports drama.
Dangal, which is releasing in China as ‘Shuaijiao Baba’ which means ‘Let’s wrestle, father’, raised its curtain to a standing ovation from the audience.
Aamir Khan is the only Bollywood actor to witness an immense fan following in China with the actor’s previous hits 3 idiots, PK and Dhoom 3 garnering phenomenal collections in the Chinese markets. The screening was attended by the who’s who of China with renowned personalities like China’s leading actress Liu Yifei and actor Wu Gang.
China’s acting sensation Liu Yifei has publicly expressed her desire to work with the Indian superstar. The petite actress, while introducing Aamir Khan to the Beijing audience, was unable to contain her excitement and expressed that she would love to work with him in a film.
Liu took to stage to convey, “I really wish to work with you in the future.” The gesture left Aamir Khan humbled and he responded “I would love that!”
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Aamir Khan along with director Nitish Tiwari will also visit Shanghai and Chengdu to promote his film.
In India, ‘Dangal’ had minted over Rs 387 crore, which is the highest ever for a Hindi film. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film which is a biopic on wrestler Mahaveer Singh Phogat, also stars Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra.
The film will release in China on May 6th, 2017.