Aamir Khan, most famous international star in China: Consul General
The Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu, said Aamir Khan is the most famous international film star in China. "Aamir Khan is very much loved, adored, and respected in China. His 'Dangal' (2016) was a hit and his recent production 'Secret Superstar' (2017), has also been a big hit," Zhanwu said on the sidelines of a program, "China-India Joint Artistic Performance". Here's more.
Bollywood movies are popular in China
Zhanwu said many popular as well as critically acclaimed Hindi films had recently been screened in film festivals in China such as the Shanghai Film Festival and the Beijing Film Festival. "It shows the immense popularity of Bollywood films in our country," he said.
Chinese Consulate staff members performed dance on Padmaavat's songs
Zhanwu said that Bollywood dance was also popular in China. "One particular dance number from 'Padmaavat' had been staged by staff members from the Chinese Consulate in a recent show. This shows how popular it has become among our people," he said. Traditional dance forms of West Bengal, Odisha, and Kerala are also keenly followed in China, he said.