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Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ collects Rs 117 crore at Chinese Box Office


New Delhi: Chinese moviegoers seem to have fallen in love with Indian film stars. After Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ and ‘Secret Superstar’, Salman Khan-starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is creating waves at the Box Office in the country. The Kabir Khan directorial, which released in India on Eid 2015, hit theatres in China last week.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest Box Office collection statistics.

He tweeted, “#BajrangiBhaijaan continues its WINNING STREAK in China… Biz on weekdays – especially on Thu – was REMARKABLE… In fact, Thu biz is HIGHER than Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue and Wed – ALL DAYS… Yes, you read it right… Unbelievable, isn’t it?…”

Taran also shared the collection figure of the film in another tweet.

“#BajrangiBhaijaan is a SUCCESS STORY in CHINA… Strong word of mouth has translated into strong biz… Fri $ 2.26 mn, Sat $ 3.12 mn, Sun $ 3.16 mn, Mon $ 1.75 mn, Tue $ 1.83 mn, Wed $ 1.92 mn, Thu $ 4.01 mn, Total: $ 18.05 million [₹ 117.49 cr].”

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is one of Salman’s most successful films. Also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Harshaali Malhotra in pivotal roles, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ narrates the story of an ardent Lord Hanuman devotee in India and his childlike relationship with a little girl from Pakistan. He puts his life at stake to protect in order to hand her over to her mother on the other side of the Indian border.

Both ‘Dangal’ and ‘Secret Superstar’ starring Aamir Khan, which narrated tales of ambitious young girls, were loaded with human emotions. Salman’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ too is an extremely overwhelming film that highlights the bond between an Indian man and a Pakistani child.

According to Chinese Box Office, Dangal has so far minted Rs 1,000 crore in China and has become the highest grossing India film there. Aamir’s Secret Superstar has collected Rs 750 crore.

Another Hindi film that is all set to hit the big screens in China is Irrfan Khan’s ‘Hindi Medium’.

Directed by Saket Chaudhary, the film also features Pakistani actress Saba Qamar in lead role and will be released in China on April 4.

Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said in a statement, “There’s a unique twist in this tale. ‘Hindi Medium’ is content-driven and even though Irrfan is an internationally recognised talent, the Chinese distribution body opted for our teaser concept which shows the feet of a man, one representing poverty and the other representing material wealth.”

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