I watched Dangal, liked the actors as well as the movie: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells PM Narendra Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke very highly of Indian films. He said that Dangal was doing particularly well and that he himself has actually seen it. Dangal has also become the first top-grossing non-Hollywood film in China.

By: PTI | Astana | Updated: June 12, 2017 2:54 pm
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Chinese President Xi Jinping today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched Aamir Khan- starrer sports drama Bollywood film Dangal and liked the movie and its actors. Dangal, which was released in China on May 5, has broken several records in the Chinese movie industry and raked up over Rs 1,100 crore. It became only the 33rd film in China to cross a whopping collection of one billion yuan (USD 147 million). It continues to play in over 7,000 screens across China.

“President Xi in fact spoke very highly of Indian films. He said that Dangal was doing particularly well and that he himself has actually seen it,” Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after the talks between the two leaders on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), where India and Pakistan today became full members of the grouping. Hi said he liked the movie as well as its actors.

Dangal has also become the first top-grossing non-Hollywood film in China. The film is inspired by the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who went against a patriarchal society to train his daughters to become champion wrestlers. Aamir Khan had recently said he hoped the film would be loved in China but never dreamt of such a spectacular success. “I always believe that language is not a barrier when it comes to creative endeavours and its success in China has proved that,” Aamir had said.

Jaishankar said both Modi and Xi also deliberated on enhancing cultural cooperation between the two countries. Xi also talked about upcoming Yoga Day celebrations in China.

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    Lee Ender
    Jun 10, 2017 at 10:38 pm
    The world is definitely changing when a Chinese guy starts liking an Indian movie. Imagine if China and India were to get together (not just militarily but economically and socially as well), they can easily rule the world. Europe is yesterday's news (all old and tattered and barely c ing onto their past might); the US is about to be overtaken (mostly self inflicted) by the Chinese and Indians; the Chinese and Indians are rising, rising and rising, the future indeed. Just watch the Sci-fi TV series, The Expanse, and you'll get the picture.
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    kushal kumar
    Jun 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    The Bahuwali 2 film release on 28 April 2017 in India has done extremely well at box office making record earnings. It is reportedly likely to be released in China. Film Dangal has also done very well around this period. It has reportedly been liked by Chinese Premier Ximping during his meeting with Prime Minister Narender Modi disclosed yesterday on 9 June 2017 at Astana SCO Summit. These news reports are obviously pointing to meaningfulness of predictions of this Vedic astrology writer in article ” 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. It was predicted that a period of four months from April to July in year 2017 looks to be promising for film industry in India.
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