After breaking the box-office records, Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ is all set to create a new record with its release in China. The movie will screen in over 3500 theatres in the People’s Republic of China.
The movie, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, was co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani in association with Disney’s UTV Motion Pictures.
It will be released by China Film Group and Huaxia Film Group on a release date, which has not been given yet. The announcement was made on January 27 at a ceremony in Beijing, which was attended by India’s ambassador to China, Ashok Kantha, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Vice-Minister, Tong Gang, the heads of China Film Group and Huaxia Film Group along with Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Amrita Pandey, VP and Head, Marketing and Distribution, Studios, Disney India.
“This direct collaboration with China Film Group and Huaxia Film Group for PK is a proud moment not just for us at the studio but also for the Indian movie industry as a whole. It is exciting that just after six weeks of the theatrical release of PK, the film has resonated and is finding an audience in many new markets,” Amrita Pandey said in a statement.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra added, “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.”
‘PK’ released in theatres in India on December 19. It also features Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla.