After Aamir’s “Secret Superstar” and Salman’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” now Irrfan Khan’s movie “Hindi Medium” is ready for the release in China on April 4.
Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series in an interview with IANS said “There’s a unique twist in this tale. ‘Hindi Medium’ is content-driven and even though Irrfan is an internationally recognised talent, the Chinese distribution body opted for our teaser concept which shows the feet of a man, one representing poverty and the other representing material wealth.”
Producer Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films said in a statement “This is exactly what made ‘Hindi Medium’ so significant. The idea that we give importance to material wealth and our social image over the value of humanness and love baffles me, but sadly it’s what drives most of society and portraying this in a light yet meaningful form is what resonates with audiences universally.”
“Hindi Medium”, directed by Saket Chaudhary, also includes Pakistani actress Saba Qamar.
On the popularity of Aamir in China, Prasad Shetty, Director, China Peacock Mountain Group, said: “I know people are talking about his popularity in China, but the fact is that he really worked hard to connect with people of China. He went there, interacted with people and that makes a difference to earn popularity”.
“However, I believe that the audience in China always connects with our stories. I have been living in China for eight years and most of the cab drivers can sing Raj Kapoor’s ‘Awaara hoon’. So, the Bollywood fans in China have existed for a long time. We are only exploring the market now ” he added.
“‘Hindi Medium’ will release in China. That is a content-heavy film” he concluded.