- Aamir's Dangal has made over 1,100 crore in China alone
- Dangal released in China as Shuai Jiao Baba
- Aamir's previous films PK, 3 Idiots also performed tremendously in China
Dangal, a true story of how a wrestler from a Haryana village defied disapproval to train his daughters in his sport, released at home last December and in China on May 5. It has since made over Rs 1,100 crore in China alone, shattering several records on the way, and is currently the highest-earning non-Hollywood film in the country. Dangal released in China as Shuai Jiao Baba (Let's Wrestle, Dad) across 7,000 screens.
"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. It was unprecedented. We are pleasantly surprised," Aamir Khan told news agency IANS last month. Aamir's previous films, such as PK and 3 Idiots, also performed tremendously in China.
At home, Dangal rose to the top of the charts when it released to five-star reviews on December 23. The Nitesh Tiwari-directed film stars Aamir, 51, as wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, Sakshi Tanwar as his wife Daya, and actresses Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra as their daughters Geeta and Babita - who won India's first medals in female wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)