Aamir Khan and ‘Team PK’ celebrate China success: Photos

The unprecedented global success of Indian entertainer “PK” rides high on the fact that over a seventh of its Rs 700 crore earnings have come from China. Superstar Aamir Khan, the film’s lead actor, says it reflects the “historical” love of Chinese audience for Indian cinema as well as the emotional and cultural bonds they share with this country.

“PK” hit the jackpot in China soon after the May 14-16 visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the presence of whom Indian film conglomerate Eros International announced key collaborations with leading Chinese film entities.

The movie, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and starring Aamir – the trio behind the 2009 film “3 Idiots” which also found resounding success in China – released in the country on May 22. On the 16th day since its release across 4,500 screens, it had reportedly minted Rs.100 crore. And it’s still counting.

“It’s really amazing and very heartening,” Aamir, whose films – “PK”, “Dhoom: 3” and “3 Idiots” – are said to occupy the first three spots in Indian cinema’s top five grossers across the world, told IANS in an interview on the phone from Mumbai.

At 50, it’s interesting how the actor-filmmaker is steering change in Hindi filmdom with entertaining and comical dramas, laced with pertinent and universally-appealing social messages delivered in an utmost subtle way.

If “Taare Zameen Par” brought a tale of a dyslexic child to the fore and “3 Idiots” took a stand on India’s education system, “PK”, with all its humour, touches upon – as Global Times, a leading English daily of China put it – “religion, one of the most solemn and sensitive issues, not only in India, which has been suffering from longstanding religious strife, but also in many other countries”.

Stressing on the fact that “a good film made anywhere in the world – whether from India, the US, China or Japan – just cuts across language, culture…it just touches your heart”, Aamir said: “It is very generous of the Chinese audience and media there to wholeheartedly embrace ‘PK’.”

On his debut visit to China last month for his movie’s premiere, which was also attended by globally-popular star Jackie Chan, Aamir realised how “people there have historically loved Indian films”.

“When we were there in China, everybody was talking about Raj Kapoor, ‘Awara’, ‘Caravan’ (which happens to be my father’s film)…these films were being mentioned even today and they were being remembered very fondly.

“I think the people of China and India seem to have a connect, which is emotional, cultural, and they are quite similar people. We are quite close emotionally and culturally,” said the actor, who has regaled audiences since over 25 years.

He also came face-to-face with people in China who “had seen not just ‘3 Idiots’ but also ‘Dhoom: 3’, ‘Ghajini’, ‘Taare Zameen Par’ and ‘Lagaan’, which perhaps have not even released there”. This, to him, came as a pleasant surprise as it meant audiences there “are searching out for our films” and finding “them on the internet or wherever they have got their hands on it”.

“They are an active audience. And the success of ‘PK’ is to the credit of China and the audience there that they are so welcoming of films from different parts the world. That’s something we need to learn from them,” Aamir pointed out – much as the English daily indicated how Chinese filmmakers could “learn from ‘PK’ about how to tell a bright and thought-provoking comedy in an artistic way without necessarily being too cynical”.

Some photos from the China success celebrations of the blockbuster.

Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao at PK success bash

Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao at PK success bash

Anushka Sharma and Amitabh Bachchan greet each other at PK success bash

Anushka Sharma and Amitabh Bachchan greet each other at PK success bash

Anushka Sharma at PK success bash

Anushka Sharma at PK success bash

Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Sushant Singh Rajput with Ankita Lokhande

Sushant Singh Rajput with Ankita Lokhande

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor at PK success party

Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor at PK success party

Imran Khan at PK success bash

Imran Khan at PK success bash

Dil Dhadakne Do team at PK success bash

Dil Dhadakne Do team at PK success bash

Sharman Joshi at PK success party

Sharman Joshi at PK success party

Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari

Tabu at PK success bash

Tabu at PK success bash

Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani

Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani

Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani

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62 Comments

  • Lets just thank God that Chinese people still fondly connect with hindi films despite our Global Queens best efforts earlier this year to permanently sour that relationship when his Crappy New Year ruined the Chinese Peoples New Years festivities…!

    Aamir to the rescue and the rest is a distant halloween nightmare

  • Best Movies Of 3 KHANS.

    AAMIR KHAN.

    QSQT

    To

    PK.

    Best Movies Of Salman Khan

    1- MPK
    2-Sajaan
    3-HAHK
    4-Jeet
    5-JPKSHH
    6-HDDCS
    7-TERE NAAM
    8-ETT
    9-PKTDK
    10-KHAMOSHI

    Best Movies Of Shah Rukh Khan.

    1-Maya Memsaab
    2-King Uncle
    3-Anjaam
    4-Zamaana Deewana
    5-Guddu
    6-Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!
    7-Trimurti
    8-Koyla
    9-AΕ›oka
    10-Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke
    11-Paheli
    12-BILLU
    13-Dulha Mil Gaya
    14-Ra.One
    15-JTHJ

  • Still cant believe Aamir will go through such a transformation like never seen before in Dangal…. Cant wait to see his wrestling physique n how he does moves like arm bar or ankle lock or an elaborate F5 on losers like the Phenom or last ride on complan bhaiya etc etc

    Gonna rock the boxoffice in Dec 2016 for sure

  • SRK and β€˜Team HNY’ not celebrate China
    because
    PK first show =HNY lifetime collection
    verdict all time disaster list in china

  • Why they are so happy???
    Even a small hollywood movies make a
    300 million gross … that is not great a big
    deal …. but for bollywood it is a big deal !
    pk 700 crore ww is not a huge success !
    * if bollywood makes a movie on a budget
    of 150 crore , then that movie should do
    1500 crore worldwide ….
    now do not reply becoz u don’t get my point
    collected 342 crore in domistic is too less.
    leave it behind..
    I wonder which movie will enter 500 crore
    club and 1000 crore worldwide…!!!
    a successful should do 8 times higher than its business that’s called success not this one πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  • Haha, what a stupid hater, Javed.
    Tere king ki toh itni bhi bas ki nahi hai. πŸ˜‚
    PK is a B’wood movie not a Hwood one.
    Hwood movies have a universal appeal bcoz of English langauge but B’wood movies are in Hindi which isn’t a universal language.
    Still, PK has already grossed $ 120 Million which is more than 85% Hollywood movies released last year.
    Another 6 crores and PK China > Global King Overseas. πŸ˜‚
    Keep dreaming, King ki gadhe fan. πŸ˜‚

  • @gunda ranveer arjuna

    Such stats are impressive but honestly they are immaterial now as cost of admission then n now are miles apart…

  • Power of Aamir Khan..
    PK China collections 100+ CR’s
    HNY 1cr

    Proud to be an Aamirian β˜ΊπŸ‘

  • @javed Most Hollywood movies budget is in range of 600-1500 crores. Also their distribution companies Disney, Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros are very powerful, they release their films in hundreds of countries where bollywood hasnt reached yet. So only a brainless person will do a comparison.
    PK is the highest grossing non-English film of all time in China.
    Pakistani film industry is a big fail in comparison with our bhojpuri and regionial film industry, forget Bollywood. Forget 700 crore, I dont think any Pakistani film has even touched 100 crore.

  • @javed The highest grossing Pakistani film is Waar.
    Lifetime:- Rs 23 crore
    So I think we should be proud of Bollywood.

  • People who give pk success credit to Aamir they don’t know about the Bollywood. 80 % gose to rajkumar hirani and team. If you believe that Aamir can deliver film like pk than please go back to talash witch released 3 years after 3 idiots and didn’t cross even 100 cr

  • @12:20pm

    You clown….

    Let your queen earn 300cr first then we can say thats too small an achievement as with 3.7 billion fans avatar records should be broken….

  • Deepika iz shrinking day by day even more .
    too skinny , too bad
    don’t know y ranveer is with her .
    she don’t hve anything as we can C in the Pic :P if u know wht I mean ….!

  • @Legend I didn’t want to prepare such a list since it would take me an hour to mention Sallu’s flops and craps
    BTW it’s so nice to see Sallu’s fans feeling happy about the movie’s success since they have realized long back that their favorite star can never be popular in overseas and even in India it isn’t possible for him to give an Atbb in near future

  • they are loved by all actor fans just they pretend to be their hater. Their movie can never be missed, this is the power of these two legend. Respect and bow to these legend by me

  • @indicine plz post srk new moustache look as he spotted airport with new look plz plz plz indicine

  • U fools never understand anything …!!!
    I meant a bollywood should business
    like fast and furious 7 as well as avatar.
    Who has stopped bollywood industries from dubbing their movies in English !
    now I don’t believe in shit…

  • Aamir is looking quite funny in this Chinese attire I read it was gifted from Jacky chan to him, it looks like Aamir want to say ‘pehchana nahi Ka hamka, him “pk” hu pk.’
    The pk success is unprecedented for me because Aamir and Raju are back after the most loved film since Sholay which was 3i (hahk,ddlj,gadar was huge success but it’s not come in fav of everybody) and the comparison was inevitable, though as per critics rating PK was better than 3i but for public perspective it was 3i who was way better product than pk. So when you are competing a film like pk and movie wasn’t as great as 3i, still top grosser worldwide shows the standard of 3i and pk, its shows PK is still best than regular commercial film, if pk was like 3i than in India itself crossed 400cr net without any doubt. I always thought if pk was half good as 3i, it creates mamooth records, it happens exactly.
    Remember epic failure for ramesh sippy when he back after sholay with big b in Shaan which tanked at box office, it wasn’t in case with Raju-Aamir-VVC. More power to you guys. Salute to you.
    So Aamir achieved 200cr in India when no one crossed 100cr that time except him.
    He crossed 300cr ww when none crossed 200cr ww.
    He started first 50cr grosser in single non Indian market when dhoom 3 collected 50cr + from USA, but again he crossed 100cr single overseas market when none except him touched 50 cr in single overseas market.
    Last but not least he became the only actor who crossed 250 cr in overseas when no one crossed 125cr in overseas except him.
    That’s why I always believe creating records is common but the way Aamir make and break records is unbelievable, one has look the margin.
    Forget that he crossed 700 cr ww when none has crossed 400cr ww.
    Salute to this man.

  • @5:34pm

    First thing first let your prisonstan films earn as much as our regional films do before worrying about our Bollywood industry you illiterate…

  • javed.if these r small figures for u then ask ur king to cross the collection of f7 or avatar with his global fan base.u dumb ass.grapes r sour fr u people.

  • best actor, biggest superstar, no more words. can’t wait for next ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER dangal. it will open few more clubs. aamir’s movies are meant to open new clubs each and every time.

  • What is talent?
    -when you become the grand-daddy of box office with 2 ATBB and 2 super hits without any big production house or any big budget action films! It’s the simplicity which works for this man! Hats off, Raju Hirani! Waiting for 3 idiots, PK,
    and Munna Bhai sequel!

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