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Chinese Prez Xi 'most prominent promoter' of Bollywood films in China

PTI | Updated on: 18 Jun 2018, 09:10:11 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping (PHOTO: PTI)

New Delhi:

Chinese President Xi Jinping is the biggest promoter of Bollywood films and has watched Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dangal’ several times, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui said on Monday.

The envoy said nowadays, practising yoga, watching Bollywood films and tasting Darjeeling tea have become fashionable among the Chinese youth.

“Who is the biggest promoter for Bollywood movies in China? In my opinion, President Xi Jingping is the most prominent promoter of Bollywood movies (in China),” Luo said.

He was delivering a keynote address on ‘Beyond Wuhan: How Far and Fast can China-India Relations Go’ at an event organised by the Chinese Embassy here.

The envoy said the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chinese president at Qingdao in China this month lasted for an additional 15 minutes.

“What impressed me most was that President Xi showed strong interest in Bollywood movies. He (Xi) once again mentioned ‘Dangal’ and two other movies ‘Baahubali 2’ and ‘Hindi Medium’, which are being screened in China,” Luo said.

Aamir Khan-starrer ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Dangal’ have become a big hit in China and so has Telugu film ‘Baahubali 2’.

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First Published : 18 Jun 2018, 09:00:18 PM