Chinese president is Aamir Khan’s new fan, wants more Dangal-like movies in China

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The Indian government may not have found Dangal good enough for the National Awards, but the Chinese President Xi Jinping has become a huge fan of Aamir Khan after moving his sports thriller.

Jinping told none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched Aamir Khan- starrer sports drama Bollywood film Dangal and liked it.

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Dangal, which was released in China on May 5, has broken several records in the Chinese movie industry and raked up over Rs 1,100 crore.

It became only the 33rd film in China to cross a whopping collection of one billion yuan (USD 147 million). It continues to play in over 7,000 screens across China.

Xi said Dangal is doing well in China and he himself watched it, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after the talks between the two leaders on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), where India and Pakistan today became full members of the grouping.

Dangal has also become the first top-grossing non- Hollywood film in China.

The film is inspired by the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who went against a patriarchal society to train his daughters to become champion wrestlers.

Aamir Khan had recently said he hoped the film would be loved in China but never dreamt of such a spectacular success.

“I always believe that language is not a barrier when it comes to creative endeavours and its success in China has proved that,” Aamir had said.

Jaishankar said both Modi and Xi also deliberated on enhancing cultural cooperation between the two countries. Xi also talked about upcoming Yoga Day celebrations in China.

(With PTI inputs)

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  1. The Bahuwali 2 film release on 28 April 2017 in India has done extremely well at box office making record earnings. It is reportedly likely to be released in China in July 2017. Film Dangal has also done very well around this period. It has reportedly been liked by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping during his meeting with Prime Minister Narender Modi disclosed yesterday on 9 June 2017 at Astana SCO Summit. Chandigarh published The Tribune carried on 10 June , the following news reports related to Indian films coming as from Chinese President Xi Jinping : -(1). ” Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed greater cultural co-operation between Delhi and Beijing , and especially in films. (2). XI informed PM Modi that he ‘loved’ the Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal”. These news reports are obviously pointing to meaningfulness of predictions of this Vedic astrology writer in article ” 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. It was predicted that a period of four months from April to July in year 2017 looks to be promising for film industry in India. Just reproducing the related text of the prediction from the article :-
    ” Four months period from April to July looks to be one of opportunities and realisation. Certain encouraging or positive things could likely take shape in national scene. Women have something for them to cheer up. With exceptions , cinema industry and something related to fine arts or culture or history may put smiling face during the year , more so in April to July”.

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