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After 'Dangal' And 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', Shah Rukh Khan To Complete The Khan's Trifecta In China. Here's How

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:


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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Zero" will be the closing film of the Beijing International Film Festival. The festival, which will run from April 13 to April 20, will open with "The Composer", a forthcoming Chinese-Kazakh co-production, as its opening title.

With this, Shah Rukh Khan will also complete the Khan's trifecta in China after Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' and Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' aired at the Beijing film festival after which it was released in China. 

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The decision to programme 'Zero' in such a prominent slot underlines the growing success which Indian films are enjoying with Chinese audiences, reports by Aanand L. Rai, the Hindi language film released in December last year. It features SRK as a person with dwarfism in a love triangle with a scientist with cerebral palsy (actress Anushka Sharma) and a famous actress (Katrina Kaif).

"The Composer" is the first movie to emerge from a cooperation agreement between China and Kazakhstan under Chinese President Xi Jinping's infrastructure-building project, the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Directed by Kazakhstan's Mirza Yahup, it describes the life of a Chinese composer stranded in Almaty in the 1940s who strikes up a friendship with a Kazakh composer.

The line-up is a mix of Hollywood blockbusters (including all five "Jason Bourne" films and all four "Mad Max" titles); homage to filmmakers, including Akira Kurosawa and Alfonso Cuaron (with screenings of "Gravity" and "Children of Men"); and lesser-known works from countries including Indonesia and India.



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