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Aamir Khan’s Chinese fans to visit India to watch Thugs of Hindostan

Aamir Khan’s fans from China will be flying down to India to watch the actor’s upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.

Considering Bollywood movies release in China much later than their India release, Aamir’s Chinese fans are excited to come and watch Thugs on the same day it opens here.

Aamir is also highly popular overseas, particularly in China, which is the second largest movie market. His past three outings went on to do record-shattering business in China too. His films PK (2014), Dangal (2016) and Secret Superstar (2017) are in the list of top 5 all-time worldwide grossing Indian Films.

While Dangal earned a whopping Rs 1,908 crore in China, Secret Superstar raked in Rs 874 crore at the Chinese box office. His first release in the neighbouring country, PK opened to a thunderous response of Rs 831 crore.

Aamir had previously said that his popularity in China did not start from Dangal.

“My popularity in China happened by accident. Not many people know that it all started with 3 Idiots (2009), which reached Chinese homes through piracy. I guess they really related to the subject of the education system. Then they followed my work, including PK, and even the TV show Satyamev Jayate,” Aamir told Hindustan Times earlier this year.

Earlier this month, the Information Office of China’s State Council announced Aamir Khan’s meeting with Wang Xiaohui, Executive Vice Head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Director General of the State Film Administration.

At the meeting, Aamir said that he would like to share his filmmaking experiences with industry colleagues from China, seek inspiration and create more excellent works.