- Indian films get released in China much later
- Aamir's last two films fared well at the Chinese box office
- "Credit for my stardom in China goes to the movie fans," Aamir had said
Superstar Aamir Khan has a huge fan base in China, courtesy the success of some of his recent films there. As Aamir is now prepping for the release of his much-anticipated film Thugs Of Hindostan, a surprise awaits. His fans from China will fly down to India especially to watch Thugs of Hindostan, said a statement. Indian films get released in China much later and hence, these fans are excited to come and watch Thugs Of Hindostan right when it hits the screens. Last week, Aamir also met a top official from China's film regulator in Beijing and discussed cooperation between both the countries in making films, news agency IANS reported.
Aamir's last two films - Dangal (2016) and Secret Superstar (2017) - fared well at the Chinese box office and earned over Rs 1,400 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively. 2014's PK too was a hit.
During an event in Kolkata some months ago, Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu declared that Aamir is one of the most-loved international stars in China. "Aamir Khan is very much loved, adored and respected in China," IANS had quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, in an interview to NDTV earlier, Aamir had said, "Credit for my stardom in China goes to the movie fans in China. I didn't have any strategy to make a market for myself in China. It happened organically, people started watching my films and started enjoying them so all the credit goes to the people of China."
Thugs Of Hindostan is Aamir's big Diwali release. The action film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
Thugs Of Hindostan, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, releases on November 8.
(With IANS inputs)