New Delhi: Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan has proved his acting prowess and brilliant script choice with 'Dangal'. The biopic based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his will to teach the sport to his daughters—Geeta and Babita Phogat received a thunderous response at the Box office worldwide.
In China, 'Dangal' created a humongous record with viewers liking it a lot, so much so that
Chinese President Xi Jinping too gave the film a big thumbs up. According to PTI, Xi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi how much he liked the film.
'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.
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)