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Chinese President Xi Jinping biggest promoter of Bollywood films, says envoy

PTI
Published : Jun 19, 2018, 1:30 pm IST
Updated : Jun 19, 2018, 1:30 pm IST

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

Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' and 'Dangal' have become a big hit in China and so has Telugu film 'Baahubali 2'. (Photo: File) 
 Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' and 'Dangal' have become a big hit in China and so has Telugu film 'Baahubali 2'. (Photo: File) 

New Delhi:  Chinese President Xi Jinping is the biggest promoter of Bollywood films and has watched Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dangal' on multiple occasions, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui said on Tuesday.

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)," Mr 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 in New Delhi.

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," Mr 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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