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Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil to have a grand release in China

Two and a half years after it won the hearts of Indian audiences in January 2017, the Hrithik Roshan-Yami Gautam starrer Kaabil is now set to have a grand release in China on June 5, 2019. It will also mark Hrithik’s debut in the China market. The intense revenge saga directed by Rakesh Roshan, replete with romance and emotions, will be reportedly released with a record number of 15,000 screens,

Post Kaabil’s release in India, both the critics and the audience couldn’t stop admiring Hrithik’s performance in the movie. With power-packed characterizations, realistic setting and great music, the story of a differently-abled couple stormed the Indian cinema and received unprecedented success world-wide. Both Hrithik and Yami bagged countless praises for their extraordinary acting skills in the movie. Hrithik has played several challenging roles in the past with movies like Jodhaa Akbar, besides India’s first superhero series- Koi Mil Gaya and Krissh. But the multi-faceted actor made an ever-lasting impression with his portrayal of a differently abled character in the movie.

Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan is eagerly looking forward to the China response for the film, “Kaabil is extremely close to my heart and it is overwhelming to see it reach to even more people now, with the impending release in China. I gave every bit of myself to this specially-abled character. The process of getting into the shoes of the character while fighting a tragic situation was a powerful and agonizing feeling at the same time,” the actor said.

“Kaabil is extremely close to my heart and it is overwhelming to see it reach to even more people now, with the impending release in China. I gave every bit of myself to this specially-abled character”- Hrithik Roshan

According to producer Rakesh Roshan, Kaabil was the right opportunity for Hrithik to play something out of his comfort zone, “Hrithik has always had an alluring persona in Bollywood, known for his good looks and attractive personality. We wanted him to play something more challenging and we stumbled upon Kaabil in which Hrithik played a visually impaired man. With the kind of script we had in our hand, I knew this role would further amplify Hrithik’s skills as an actor”

B4U’s Film Division Head, Sunil Shah is confident that Kaabil will break new ground at the China box-office, “I believe on the basis of a gripping story line, revered actors and a ‘Global Hit’ status, Kaabil can open up new avenues for Indian Cinema in China. Moreover, I feel privileged to be associated with one of the most talented actors of the Indian film industry – Hrithik Roshan and the visionary producer of this era, Mr. Rakesh Roshan.

Kaabil is produced by FilmKraft, imported by China Film Group Corporation and is distributed and translated by China film group. It is distributed internationally by B4U Motion Pictures Release, and is promoted by Tianjin Qitai Culture Communication Co. LTD

 

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China distributor E Stars lines up massive release for #SalmanKhan starrer, Bajrangi Bhaijaan

We anticipate tremendous potential in this beautiful drama, says E Sstars CEO, Allen Liu of Bajrangi Bhaijaan which will be released in over 8000 screens in China in keeping with its huge anticipation

By Manishaa R

Will Salman Khan’s 2015 box-office hit, Bajrangi Bhaijaan make him the new Indian sensation at the China box-office? Going by the massive release plans for the film in China on March 2 in 8000 screens which is bigger than Aamir Khan’s Dangal (7000 screens) and his just released Secret Superstar (in 5000 screens), it appears that Chinese distributor E Stars, are leaving no stone unturned to make the Salman Khan starrer a grand success.

According to a report in Variety.com quoting E Stars CEO, Allen Liu, there is tremendous anticipation surrounding the China release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which rides on emotions of courage and hope. “There is high expectation and curiosity for the film post the success of recent Indian releases in China and the positive word of mouth Bajrangi Bhaijaan enjoys.  We anticipate tremendous potential in this beautiful drama starring one of the most popular actors in Indian cinema in a film that speaks the language of emotions like courage and hope, which are universal,” Liu was quoted saying. It may be recalled that E Stars is one of the pioneering China distributors of Indian films, which also released the first installment of Baahubali.

“We anticipate tremendous potential in this beautiful drama starring one of the most popular actors in Indian cinema” – Allen Liu, CEO, E Stars, China distributor of Bajrangi Bhaijaan

As of now it is Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar that has got the Chinese audiences hooked with an incredible debut weekend at Rs 173 cr (27million).  China entertainment consultant and producer, Robert Cain who has been closely tracking the box-office business of Secret Superstar earlier endorsed Aamir’s superstar status in China in a Forbes report, “There is actually a movie-going country that showers more love on Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan than does even his home country of India, where he has been making movies for 45 years,” he wrote, predicting the total business of Secret Superstar at a possible Rs 635 crore (100 million).  On the other hand, China’s popular movie-ticketing site Maoyan had last projected lifetime revenue of $84 milion (Rs 540 crore) for the film.

Meanwhile Eros International, which had produced the film in association with Salman Khan, is counting on the film to create a storm at the box-office especially in view of the fact that there are no international releases around the same period. Jyoti Deshpande, Group CEO, Eros International said, “We are delighted to partner with E Stars to showcase our film to China. Our Indo-China co-productions are still in the making, which we are extremely excited about. Meanwhile, what better film than Bajrangi Bhaijaan, starring one of India’s most loved superstars that weaves the universal story of cross-border friendship, to release in a growing market like China. There are no international films releasing during that period in China so we hope to have a fantastic run at the box office in the world’s biggest film market.”