Aamir Khan’s Dangal on Thursday exceeded the Rs 1,000 crore-mark in China, becoming the first Indian film to achieve the feat. Dangal is now part of the elite club of 30 films which has surpassed the Rs 1,000 crore mark in China.
The Chinese media has been writing about the phenomenal success of the movie as it has struck a chord with the Chinese.
“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,” said Aamir in a recent interview. According to him, the reason it has become so huge is that the Chinese connected on an emotional level with the story, the characters and the moments. “I have been reading their reactions on social media. They have been saying things like how the movie moved them and how the characters inspired them so much. It made them realise what their parents went through.”
The star is currently in Malta to shoot for his next, Thugs Of Hindostan.