New Delhi:Salman Khan’s Sultan (2016), which had witnessed remarkable response at the domestic box office, will release in China on August 31. Director of the blockbuster film, Ali Abbas Zafar said that he is “excited” to see how the people of China react to his film, reported news agency IANS. “Every time a film releases even if it has been released in the country but when a new audience sees it you get a new perspective all together. The exciting feeling is there. Also, China is a huge market for Indian films, so I am really excited to see how people will react to Sultan in China,” IANS quoted Ali Abbas Zafar as saying.
Sultan is Salman Khan’s second film to release at the China box office. His film Bajrangi Bhaijaan had received a good response when it released in China earlier this year. Ali Abbas Zafar said that if Sultan’s business is anywhere close to Bajrangi Bhaijaan, he will be “more than happy.” “What is important right now is that it is Salman Khan’s second film there. Aamir Khan is a very big and known star there. Bajrangi Bhaijaan did very well in China and we are hoping that even if we get close to what Bajrangi Bhaijaan did, we will be more than happy,” Tiger Zinda Hai director added.
Here’s the China poster of Salman Khan’s Sultan:
Sultan became the first Indian film in China to win the Jackie Chan award at the Shanghai International Film Festival 2017. Sultan, also starring Anushka Sharma, is among the top grossing films in Bollywood, which made over Rs. 320 crore in India.
Several Bollywood films have made way to the theatres in China like Hindi Medium, which had an average performance at the box office. Aaamir Khan’s Dangal and Secret Superstar, collected over Rs. 1,500 crore and Rs. 750 crore, respectively (in China) while Bajrangi Bhaijaan pocketed over Rs. 300 crore.
Meanwhile, Ali Abbas Zafar has started shooting his next film Bharat, which features Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Nora Fatehi. A part of the film is set in the circus and Salman plays a daredevil stuntman in the film. The film is set to hit the screens on Eid next year