Salman Khan and Kabir Khan's Tubelight may be received as warmly, or even more, in China as their last outing Bajrangi Bhaijaan was received in Pakistan.
In the post-Dangal, Baahubali 2 era, Salman Khan's Tubelight has some tough records to match.
Chinese President Xi Jinping today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched Aamir Khan starrer sports drama Bollywood film Dangal and liked it.
Kung Fu Yoga, and more recently Dangal, were among a small number of films that helped address one of the biggest problems facing the Chinese film industry from 2016: the plateauing of box office collections.
After Dangal broke box office records in China, Aamir Khan says he hadn't thought the film would have such a connect with people even in his wildest dreams.
Aamir Khan’s increasing popularity in China where he is seen as a global brand, is the next chapter in the growing influence of Bollywood as a soft power
Dangal weekend box office collection in China at Rs 72.68 cr, second only to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Aamir Khan's Dangal has almost the same earning per screening ratio as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 in China.
Aamir Khan has built up a steady popularity in China after his Chinese version of 3 Idiots and PK were massive hits.
Clearly, these are good times for the big budget, mass, superstar-driven films in the South, with box office collections running into 100 crores within the first week. In terms of business, especially in the overseas markets, Telugu and Tamil films are nearing the mark set by Bollywood (read: the Khans' films).
Firstpost reported most recently that Dangal had crossed Sultan's box office earnings to become the highest grossing film of 2016. It now emerges that Dangal is the highest earning Indian film — ever.