Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan to open in China


A still from Bajrangi Bhaijaan
A still from Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Salman Khan is gearing up to woo audiences in China, as his 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan is all set to hit Chinese theatres on March 2, during the Chinese Lantern Festival.

The film will be dubbed in Chinese and it will release across 8,000 screens.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is being released by Eros International in partnership with Salman Khan Ventures and Chinese film company E Stars Films.

While it’s too soon to say how Bajrangi Bhaijaan will fare in China, it should be noted that China, of late, has become an important market for Indian films. For instance, Aamir Khan’s Dangal opened in China last year and it soon became the highest grossing Indian film in the country.

Aamir’s most recent movie, Secret Superstar, was also a huge hit in China and it collected close to Rs 175 crore in just three days, already crossing the lifetime business of India, revealed trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

“#SecretSuperstar packs a SOLID PUNCH in its opening weekend in China,” the trade analyst tweeted. “Close to ₹ 175 cr in 3 days… MIND-BOGGLING indeed… Fri $ 6.88 mn, Sat $ 10.50 mn, Sun $ 9.84 mn Total : $ 27.22 million [₹ 174.10 cr].”

Secret Superstar has also been receiving positive feedback from fans.

Adarsh had earlier tweeted: “#SecretSuperstar enjoys INCREDIBLE audience rating on Chinese movie ticket and fan rating sites, which explains the IMPRESSIVE footfalls at multiplexes there… Surprisingly, the audience rating is higher than #Dangal, which grossed approx $ 200 mn in China.”

This is indeed good news for the Kabir Khan-directed Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which was a commercial hit in India.

In Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman plays Pawan, a devotee of Lord Hanuman, who risks his life to hand over a deaf and mute Munni to her parents in Pakistan.

The film also has Kareena Kapoor Khan and Harshaali Malhotra in lead roles.