01 March, 2021

Why Coronavirus Has Become Hrithik Roshan's Great Chinese Wall To Fame, Money

China is a prosperous market for Indian movies. Chinese viewers became interested in Bollywood again after watching pirated prints of 3 Idiots

Dangal earned Rs 1,357 crore in China; Shah Rukh Khan (right) has fans all over the world
Why Coronavirus Has Become Hrithik Roshan's Great Chinese Wall To Fame, Money

Hrithik Roshan, often eulogised as the Greek God of Hindi cinema, should have been in People’s Republic of China by now. The 46-year-old behind last year’s biggest hit, War, was all set to fly there late last month to promote Super 30, the 2019 biopic of mathematician Anand Kumar, ahead of its release in April. But the great disruption triggered by coronavirus has put paid to all his hopes. His Chinese fans will now have to wait indefinitely for their long-awaited date with Da Shuai (‘extremely handsome’ in Mandarin), their nickname for one of their favourite stars from India.

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe, nobody knows when Super 30 will finally hit the screens in China. Wuhan, where the virus first surfaced last year, has rec­ently come out of a 76-day lockdown, but the situation appears to be far from normal. Under the present circumstances, it is difficult to even hazard a guess as to how long will it take for the Chinese movie market to bounce back.

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