Dinesh Vijan: Every Bollywood film can't be released in China

Dinesh Vijan (Pic courtesy: India Forums)

Bollywood producer Dinesh Vijan has said all Hindi films cannot be released in China due to censorship.

Dinesh believes with the success of some films like HINDI MIDIUM, SECRET SUPERSTAR, DANGAL, which were released in China, the country is becoming one of the fast-growing markets for Bollywood cinema.

The producer said this during a panel discussion at the Jagran Cinema Summit on Friday evening.

He was asked if China is a great opportunity for Bollywood for business.

"Though not all the Bollywood films can be released there, a certain aspect of their culture is similar to ours and the connection is there. A horror film cannot be released there, a film where a guy wearing a turban cannot be released there," he said.

"We released HINDI MIDIUM there last year. The film did a business of more than Rs 220 crore. It worked because of the language barrier issue... a kid struggling to get an admission in school... such issues were relatable. They like emotional films," explained the producer whose latest film STREE fared well in the box office.

Dinesh, who is currently busy making a film MADE IN CHINA, and have a plan for a sequel of HINDI MIDIUM, mentioned: "We will release these films in China as well."