Salman Khan's Sultan wins Best Action Movie at 20th Shanghai International Film Festival
After Nitesh Tiwari's sports biopic Dangal made waves in China and became the highest grossing Hindi film in the country, Ali Abbas Zafar's sports drama Sultan is also gearing up for a similar fate.
It was earlier reported that the film was screened at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. Now, film critic Taran Adarsh has tweeted that Salman Khan's film has won the Best Action Movie award at the prestigious festival. He also added that the film will follow in the footsteps of Dangal and is slated to release in China later this year.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 24, 2017
Given its favourable response at the film festival and its similar universe to Dangal, Sultan is most likely to perform well at the Chinese box office too. The 20th Shanghai International Film Festival commenced on 17 June and will wrap on 26 June.
"As a film, Sultan is a home-grown story of a fighter and an underdog rooted in our country's soil. The film's action reflects this and has won popular opinion over in India. That China, a nation with a proud legacy of cinema and a priceless heritage of classic action and martial arts, has found it suitable to feature in an action competition section is a huge gratification to us. We are excited and proud to be part of Shanghai International Film Festival," Zafar had said in statement.
Sultan also stars Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh and Kumud Mishra. It was produced by Aditya Chopra's Yash Raj Films.