Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he liked Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal which released across 9,000 screens in China as Shuai Jiao Baba, which translates as “Let’s Wrestle, Dad”.
At the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the two leaders have met where Xi said Dangal is doing well in China and he himself watched it and liked it.
Dangal has become the first top-grossing non-Hollywood film in China. It is the 33rd film to cross a whopping collection of one billion yuan. It has raked over 1100 crores in China alone. The film is inspired by the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.