Given the global push for diversity, Hollywood crossovers of female actors, global box office dominance and festival circuit acclaim of Hindi cinema, IIFA Awards gain more significance than ever before.
This Thowback Thursday, Firstpost recalls the inseparable bond between China and Indian cinema amidst cross border tension between the two countries.
Dangal has collected more than Rs 2000 crore so far, which is an unprecedented achievement in Indian cinema.
Dangal's massive run in China has made it not only the highest grossing Indian film ever but also one of the top 30 global highest grossers of all time.
Days after surpassing the lifetime collection of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Aamir Khan's Dangal has now crossed the coveted Rs 1,000 crore mark in China.
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.
Dangal box office collection: Aamir Khan's film crosses $ 100 million in China, likely to hit Rs 1400 cr
Aamir Khan's Dangal is following the footsteps of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and establishing its strongold at the global box office collection.
Aamir Khan has built up a steady popularity in China after his Chinese version of 3 Idiots and PK were massive hits.