India and China might not be sharing a very friendly bilateral relation, but Indian films are surely winning hearts in China. Dangal had garnered more profits than many Chinese films in recent times. After an unprecedented response to Aamir Khan’s “PK”, China welcomed the actor-producer’s Bollywood blockbuster “Dangal” with open arms in a record-breaking number of screens. The number of screens showing the movie was apparently larger than all the screens put together in India. But after Aamir Khan pleased the audience with two record-breaking Indian films in China, now he is receiving an equally gracious response of Zaira Wasim starrer Secret Superstar. Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s success writes, ” Aamir Khan scores yet again in China… #SecretSuperstar debuts at No 1 spot at China BO… Collects a WHOPPING $ 6.79 million [₹ 43.35 cr] on Fri… Opening day numbers are HIGHER than #Dangal there… SENSATIONAL!.” Reportedly the opening day collection of the film has surpassed the collection of Dangal as well. This comes as a great news for the makers of Secret Superstar who will look forward to better reponse in the future as well.
According to the critics, the goodwill of Dangal and PK has benefitted the collection of Secret Superstar. It is being expected that the film is sure to rake in larger sums in the future. Adarsh further writes, ” The tremendous goodwill that #Dangal – and prior to that #PK – created in China has benefited #SecretSuperstar… Although Aamir has an extended special appearance in #SecretSuperstar, Aamir’s star pull is at the peak in China… Expect magical numbers yet again!”
Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu on Friday said Indian films are very well known in his country and Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ has been a runaway hit with subtitles. Movies like ‘Dangal’ had garnered more profits than many Chinese films in recent times. Zhanwu told PTI on the sidelines of the inauguration of the 7th Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF).