NEW DEHLI(May08, 2017): Baahubali 2 is not the only one changing box office history. Aamir Khan’s Dangal, which released in China on Friday is rewriting history too.
Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, enjoyed $11.30 million (Rs 72.68 crore) opening weekend in China, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Dangal first premiered in China at the Beijing Film Festival, which was attended by lead actor Aamir Khan.
Earlier, Aamir’s 3 Idiots and PK also released in China and both films did quite well. The film is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita, whom he trained in the sport. Geeta went on win a Gold medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games while Babita won silver in the same year, under a different category.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal collected Rs 385 crore at the Indian box office after it released last year in December..
Aamir Khan, while promoting Dangal in China told reporters that Indo-Sino unity can be strengthened through films. “Films featuring top artists from both the countries could bring the two nations close,” Aamir said.