Aamir Khan: My popularity in China happened by accident; not many know that it all started with 3 Idiots

Aamir Khan's super-hit films, Dangal and Secret Superstar, have shattered the box office records in China. In a conversation, Aamir revealed it all started with 3 Idiots.

Aamir Khan is basking in the success of his super-hit films, Dangal and Secret Superstar. Both the films have been huge blockbusters and have broken box-office records, not just in India but also in China.
 
Talking about his popularity in China, he said, "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 (approx 1.35 billion in India and 1.4 billion in China). I play a cameo in Secret Superstar, even then the film was released by the exhibitors in 11,000 theatres in China. Just imagine the scale," added Khan.
 
Currently, Aamir is busy with the shoot of Thugs of Hindostan. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. 

Credits: Pinkvilla

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aamir runs the show from bollywood in china! with his movies releasing in china, ain't nobody touching him in WORLDWIDE collections!

Kudos for Aamir and SRK doing their bit for Hindi cinema SRK through VFX and Aamir by pushing borders. As for Salman well he's the people's hero.

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