New Delhi: Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan must be a happy man these days. Why? Well, he has all the reasons to be so. After all, his last release 'Dangal' is setting new benchmarks in China. The film not only received a rousing response in India but abroad as well and the box office figures are proof enough.
Dangal's historic success in China is a solid proof of it. The film is a biopic based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat who taught wrestling to daughters Geeta and Babita despite receiving flak from the peers. While Geeta became India's first female wrestler to win gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in 55 kg. Her sister Babita Kumari won the silver medal in 51 kg.
Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the recent figures of the film in China.
#Dangal is setting NEW BENCHMARKS for Indian films in China... All set for a long innings... Wed $ 3.91 mn. Total: $ 23.04 mn [₹ 148.67 cr].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 11, 2017
'Dangal' has broken Aamir's 'PK' record of minting Rs 100 crore in China. It made the money in 16 days becoming the first ever Bollywood film to mint such a huge moolah there. 'PK' released in 2015.
The film features Aamir in the lead, besides Sakshi Tanwar, debutantes Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar playing pivotal parts. In China 'Dangal' was released as 'Shuai Jiao Baba', which means 'Let's Wrestle, Dad'.