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Shah Rukh Khan's ‘Zero' to close Beijing film fest

Directed by Aanand L Rai, the Hindi language film released in December last year.

Shah Rukh Khan's ‘Zero' to close Beijing film fest
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Beijing: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Zero" will be the closing film of the Beijing International Film Festival.

The festival, which will run from April 13 to April 20, will open with "The Composer", a forthcoming Chinese-Kazakh co-production, as its opening title.

The decision to programme "Zero" in such a prominent slot underlines the growing success which Indian films are enjoying with Chinese audiences, reports variety.com.

Directed by Aanand L Rai, the Hindi language film released in December last year.

It features SRK as a person with dwarfism in a love triangle with a scientist with cerebral palsy (actress Anushka Sharma) and a famous actress (Katrina Kaif).

"The Composer" is the first movie to emerge from a cooperation agreement between China and Kazakhstan under Chinese President Xi Jinping's infrastructure-building project, the Belt and Road Initiative. 

Directed by Kazakhstan's Xirzat Yahup, it describes the life of a Chinese composer stranded in Almaty in the 1940s who strikes up a friendship with a Kazakh composer. 

The line-up is a mix of Hollywood blockbusters (including all five "Jason Bourne" films and all four "Mad Max" titles); homage to filmmakers, including Akira Kurosawa and Alfonso Cuaron (with screenings of "Gravity" and "Children of Men"); and lesser-known works from countries including Indonesia and India.