Aamir Khan’s fans from China will be flying down to India to watch the actor’s upcoming film 'Thugs of Hindostan,' which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Considering that the Bollywood movies release in China much later than their India release, Aamir’s Chinese fans are excited to come and watch the film on the same day it opens here. Aamir is highly popular overseas, particularly in China, which is the second largest movie market. His past three outings went on to do record-shattering business in China too. His films 'PK' (2014), 'Dangal' (2016) and 'Secret Superstar' (2017) are in the list of top 5 all-time worldwide grossing Indian films.
While 'Dangal' earned a whopping £190.8 million in China, 'Secret Superstar' raked in £87.4 million at the Chinese box office. His first release in the neighbouring country, 'PK' opened to a thunderous response of £83.1 million. Aamir had previously said that his popularity in China did not start from 'Dangal.' “My popularity in China happened by accident. Not many people know that it all started with '3 Idiots' (2009), which reached Chinese homes through piracy. I guess they really related to the subject of the education system. Then they followed my work, including 'PK', and even the TV show Satyamev Jayate,” Aamir said.