It is an honor for the 2014 hit PK, as it is geared up for a release in China across a record 3500+ screens.
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Since its release on 19th December 2014, the movie has broken Aamir Khan’s own DHOOM 3 record. The film is also the highest grossing Indian movie globally.
With PK, for the first time, The China Film Group and Huaxia Film Group have acquired a film from India directly for its release in The People’s Republic of China.
The historic signing ceremony was held in Beijing on Jan 27th, in the presence of the Honourable Ambassador of India to The People’s Republic Of China – Mr. Ashok Kantha and Honourable Mr. Tong Gang, Vice Minister, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT), the heads of China Film Group and Huaxia film group; director Rajkumar Hirani, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, UTV Motion Pictures and other dignitaries.
Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra on this occasion said, “I am delighted to know that PK is going to have a major theatrical release in over 3,500 screens in China. I am confident that the film’s blend of entertainment, emotion and underlying social message will resonate with audiences in China and elsewhere in the world. I am also pleased that PK will build on the success of 3 Idiots and expand the China market for Indian films in the future.”
Director Rajkumar Hirani also had an opinion, “The deal to release PK in China got signed and it’s a sheer joy to know that the Chinese distributors are excited about the film and will release PK in over 3500 screens, which is as big a release as in India.”