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China ‘in love’ with Amir Khan’s ‘Secret Superstar’

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Amir Khan’s ‘Secret Superstar’ garnered an exorbitant $10.5 million at the Chinese box-office over the weekend. ‘Secret Superstar’ continues to relish the grand response at the Chinese box-office since its first-day screening on January 19th, 2018 in China.

In the first 17-days of its screening in China the movie has managed to earn a grand total of $91.29 million (Rs 584.60 crore).

It has managed to outperform “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” at the Chinese box-office. The film has currently grossed profits amounting to Rs.654.60 crores at the worldwide box-office.

‘Secret Superstar’ surprisingly overturned all the speculations that were made for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ which asserted that it would be the biggest Bollywood movie of 2017.

Taran Adarsh, a prominent film-critic and Trade Analyst has alluded to the fact that the movie is on its way to making a place for itself in the Rs.100 crore club.

Amir Khan has managed to establish a massive following in China through his movies. The themes of his movies seem to resonate deeply with the people of China. The reason behind this popularity might be the way that honest depictions of India’s social problems are portrayed in his movies.

His popularity has interestingly enough surpassed that of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in China.

Read more: ‘Secret Superstar’ earns Rs 41.52 crore in first week

Even President Xi Jinping told Prime Minister Modi in the sidelines of the summit in Kazakhstan held last year that he loved Dangal and “hoped to see more of the same kind of movies in the future in China.”

Earlier ‘Dangal’ that was released in 2016, which was a strong portrayal of female empowerment grossed a staggering $189 million at the China’s box-office.

Khan recently toured in China for his films and said that he would love to mend the precarious diplomatic ties between India and China which are currently strained while adding that he would also love to work in China.

Khan’s personal interest and his endeavors to combat the social ills in India were widely reported in the Chinese media which also contributed in accomplishing a great following and admiration for the actor and his movies in China.

Tansen Sen, director of Center for Global Asia NYU Shanghai has labelled Amir Khan as the second most influential Indian in China after Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Read more: Amir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” hits box office

Khan recently toured in China for his films and said that he would love to mend the precarious diplomatic ties between India and China which are currently strained while adding that he would also love to work in China.

“I want to do a film with Chinese and Indian talent,” he said. “It would bring the two countries closer.”

‘Secret Superstar’ surprisingly overturned all the speculations that were made for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ which asserted that it would be the biggest Bollywood movie of 2017.


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