- Dangal has collected over Rs 1,800 crore worldwide
- The Chinese president also watched and liked Dangal last year
- Dangal's success rate amplified in China where it released in May 2017
Last year, during a summit in Kazakhstan, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he too had watched and liked Dangal. Dangal's worldwide collection is over Rs 1,800 crore, of which a mere Rs 300 crore is contributed by the Indian audience. Even Aamir Khan was "pleasantly surprised" by the reception of his film in China. "While we were hoping that Dangal connects with the people of China, not in our wildest dreams we thought that this is the kind of connect we would have," he told news agency IANS.
Dangal was directed by Nitesh Tiwari and it also featured Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat while Sanya Malhotra played the role of her sister Babita Phogat. Dangal only fetched one National Award, which was given to actress Zaira Wasim, who played the younger version of Geeta.
(With inputs from IANS)