Bollywood’s ‘Dangal’ sets new benchmarks for success abroad Aamir Khan’s Dangal has become the first Indian film to make 20 billion rupees.
Eastern Eye Staff
Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s hit wrestling movie “Dangal” has become the first Indian film to make 20 billion rupees, analysts said Wednesday, as it takes China’s cinemas by storm. The Hindi movie’s record-breaking run has set a new and previously unthought of box office benchmark for Bollywood films abroad while also highlighting the value of the Chinese audience to Indian filmmakers. “Dangal has crossed the 2,000 crore mark (20 billion rupees or $310 million) which has never been done before,” Indian film trade analyst Ramesh Bala said, pointing out that previous top Bollywood grosser “PK” made just $120 million. “Even 1,000 crore was a distant dream just a few months…
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