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I watched Dangal: Chinese President Xi Jinping to PM Modi

Dangal has broken several records in Chinese movie industry and raked up over Rs 1,100 crore

Press Trust of India  |  Astana 

I watched Dangal: Chinese President Xi Jinping to PM Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told Prime Minister Modi that he watched Aamir Khan- starrer sports drama film and liked it.

Dangal, which was released in on May 5, has broken several records in the Chinese movie industry and raked up over Rs 1,100 crore.


It became only the 33rd film in to cross a whopping collection of one billion yuan (USD 147 million). It continues to play in over 7,000 screens across

Xi said is doing well in and he himself watched it, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after the talks between the two leaders on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Cooperation Organisation (SCO), where and today became full members of the grouping.

has also become the first top-grossing non- Hollywood film in

The film is inspired by the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who went against a patriarchal society to train his daughters to become champion wrestlers.

had recently said he hoped the film would be loved in but never dreamt of such a spectacular success.

"I always believe that language is not a barrier when it comes to creative endeavours and its success in has proved that," Aamir had said.

Jaishankar said both Modi and Xi also deliberated on enhancing cultural cooperation between the two countries. Xi also talked about upcoming Yoga Day celebrations in

First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 19:12 IST
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