- Dangal opens to more screens In China than in India
- The last Aamir Khan film to release in China was PK
- PK was shown there across 4,000 screens last year
The last Aamir Khan film to release in China was PK, which was shown there across 4,000 screens last year and made over Rs 100 crore.
China's screen count is nearly 40,000 - as opposed to 8,500 in India. Dangal, which opened the Beijing Film Festival this year, will release commercially this week as Shuai Jiao Baba, which translates as 'Let's Wrestle, Dad.' Dangal is the true story of how Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat trained his daughters Geeta and Babita in his sport, defying the patriarchal conventions of his village and society. Aamir Khan, in the lead role, put on an incredible number of kilos to play Mr Phogat as a middle-aged and pot-bellied father. Actresses Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra played Geeta and Babita, TV star Sakshi Tanwar was cast as their mother.
Aamir Khan and director Nitesh Tiwari were in China last month to promote their film.
(With inputs from IANS)
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