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Aamir Khan Wins Over China as ‘Dangal’ Collects Rs 148 Crore

China is hooked on to Aamir Khan’s wrestling drama ‘Dangal’.

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Bollywood
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Aamir Khan is winning over China with <i>Dangal. </i>(Photos courtesy: Twitter)

Aamir Khan’s PK made history when it released in China in 2015 and made over Rs 100 crore - the first for any Bollywood film in an overseas territory. Now, Aamir’s Dangal has broken PK’s box-office high by raking in Rs 148 crore in 6 days.

According to reports, Dangal has now raced past Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the Chinese box-office.

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Dangal opened in 7,000 screens across China on Friday after it was hugely promoted in the country by Aamir Khan. The Beijing Film Festival opened this year with a screening of Dangal, the Chinese title of which is Shuai Jiao Baba, that translates into “Let’s Wrestle, Father”.

Aamir wrestles with a woman to promote <i>Dangal </i>in China. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Aamir wrestles with a woman to promote Dangal in China. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Reacting to this overwhelming response, Aamir Khan had an electronic conversation with IANS where he said;

Me and the entire team of Dangal are very touched with the love and affection that our film Dangal is getting in China. I have been visiting Chinese social media websites and reading translations of the reactions. It is truly moving to see such a strong emotional bond that the Chinese have with our film. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to thank our Chinese audience and want them to know that we are all so happy. And I would like to thank our distributors in China for giving our film such a nice release.  
Aamir Khan, Actor

According to reports, Dangal is being hotly discussed on Chinese social media forums and a lot of positive word-of-mouth is getting in more audiences into theatres.

(With inputs from IANS)

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