May 9, 2017
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' has zoomed past the Rs 100 crore-mark within four days of its release in China, breaking a record previously set by the actor-producer's 'PK'. He is touched with the love shown towards the film.
'Dangal', a story of a wrestler who trains his daughters to become world champions in wrestling, released in China as 'Shuai Jiao Baba' on May 5 which means 'Let's Wrestle, Dad'. The movie released in around 7,000 screens and minted over Rs 120 crore by Tuesday evening, said a spokesperson of Aamir Khan Productions.
Reacting to the overwhelming response to the movie, Aamir told IANS over email: 'Me and the entire team of 'Dangal' are very touched with the love and affection that our film 'Dangal' is getting in China. I have been visiting Chinese social media websites and reading translations of the reactions. It is truly moving to see such a strong emotional bond that the Chinese have with our film.
'On behalf of our entire team, I would like to thank our Chinese audience and want them to know that we are all so happy. And I would like to thank our distributors in China for giving our film such a nice release.'
In the past, Aamir's '3 Idiots' and 'PK' did well in China. In fact, 'PK' was the first Bollywood film to mint over Rs 100 crore in China -- and it had done so in 16 days back in 2015.
A biopic of former Indian wrestler Mahavir Phogat, 'Dangal' had also resonated well with the Indian audience, generating over Rs 385 crore ticket sales upon its release in India.
Just a month before the movie's release, Aamir and 'Dangal' director Nitesh Tiwari were in China to promote 'Dangal', which officially opened this year's edition of the Beijing International Film Festival.
'Also, there is a lot of comfort with him. He is a very easy co-star and not a very demanding or difficult one. He is a very simple and honest guy. We both used to sing a lot on the set as we both have been born with a lot of musical influence. The shooting of the film has been very organic and beautiful for me.'
Meanwhile, Parineeti is also not worried about the clash between 'Meri Pyaari Bindu' and Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Sarkar 3' at the box office on Friday.
'If the film is good, it will connect with the audience. A film becomes a hit when people love and enjoy it. If people will like 'Meri Pyaari Bindu', it will be a hit,' she concluded.