Massive crowd at Chinese university causes cancellation of Aamir Khan event
The actor is in China to promote his recent film, Thugs of Hindostan, which releases in Chinese theatres on December 28
Aamir Khan’s representative on Friday addressed rumours regarding the cancellation of a guest lecture by the actor at China’s Guangzhou University. Aamir has flown to China to promote his film Thugs of Hindostan, which is slated to release in Chinese screens on December 28.
It was earlier claimed that Aamir was denied permission to promote his film at Guangzhou University because the authorities were not notified by the film’s publicists about using the campus for the event. However, as clarified by Aamir’s spokesperson, the lecture did not take place because of the excessive crowd that turned up to catch a glimpse of the Bollywood star. The representative added that the auditorium slated for the event could only hold 400 guests, while the actual turn-out of fans went up as high as 3000, compelling the organisers to cancel the lecture.
Aamir Khan enjoys unmatched popular among Bollywood actors in China. His previous films like 3 Idiots, Dangal and Secret Superstar have performed exceptionally well in the region, with Dangal grossing more than Rs 1200 crore at the Chinese box-office and becoming the highest-grossing non-English foreign film ever released in China.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs of Hindostan is a period action-adventure film starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Released on November 8, the film was a critical and commercial failure in India.