China has definitely become a market to gain profits for Bollywood films. Recent films that released in the neighbouring country testify this. Aamir Khan‘s ‘Dangal’, Secret Superstar’ and now Salman Khan‘s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, all the three films took the box office of China by storm. Overwhelmed with all the amazing response, Aamir Khan has called himself an accidental superstar of China.
Aamir Khan says, “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 with the subject of the education system. Then they followed my work, including ‘PK’, and even the TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’. When ‘Dangal’ released in China, they already knew me and my work. Also, the reason why the films did such business in China is the sheer number of screens. In India, we have around 5,000 theatres, while in China there are 45,000. Even though there isn’t as much difference in the population of the two countries.”