After over two years of its release in India, Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan hit the screens in China on March 2. Bollywood star Salman Khan’s film Bajrangi Bhaijaan opened well in China and the audience is appreciating its cross-border story of love and compassion.
The movie is on a good streak at the Chinese box office and hence it will be interesting to see how much will the movie earn. The movie stands with a total of ($ 10.25 million) 66.58 crore.
The film tells the story of Bajrangi, played by Salman Khan, to be an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman, partaking a journey to reunite a six-year-old Pakistani girl with her family back in her homeland. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan.
The opening day collections of Bajrangi Bhaijaan in China are remarkable considering factors like Salman Khan’s debut film, delayed release, piracy and lesser screen count as compared to Dangal and Secret Superstar. However, to the films’ benefit, the Chinese market became more receptive to Indian films after the success of Dangal and Secret Superstar.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan released in India in 2015 and it was a critical and commercial success. The film’s lifetime collection in India is 320.34 crore. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is directed by Kabir Khan and it also stars Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Best known for essaying poles apart roles – ranging from playing a gun-toting gangster Faizal Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur to a hilariously funny journalist in Bajrangi Bhaijaan Nawazuddin Siddiqui thinks it is the ‘Bollywood hero’ who becomes stereotypical with time, but the actors do not.
In an interview with IANS, one of the most versatile performers of present-day Bollywood talked about the evolution of Indian films, lack of audience in theatres as well as his methods and aspirations as an actor.
“I think only the heroes can become stereotypical, not actors. It is the concept of hero in our films that you and I have been seeing for the last 60 years. The Bollywood hero who sings and dances with a heroine by his side, fights but still manages to look good after a beating– has become a stereotype. An actor can never become a typecast,” said Siddiqui.