Aamir Khan's "PK", which is still running in Indian markets in a few theatres, will soon hit screens in China.
Top officials from the China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) signed a deal on Friday to release the highest grossing Bollywood film "PK" in Chinese market.
"PK was still on the editing table. But they were very keen. They found the story unusual. Subsequently, the CFGC invited us," director Rajkumar Hirani told Hindustan Times.
The deal was signed in Beijing, where Hirani was present along with the members of CFGC, China's official film importer. The comedy drama "PK" will be released in 3500 screens in China in couple of months.
Last year, the Indian commerce ministry decided to sell Bollywood films to China in order to reduce the trade gap. And they selected Aamir's 2013 release "Dhoom 3".
The action thriller, which is the second highest grosser, was released at Chinese box office in July last year in 200 screens.
"We will line up a range of films for the president of China Film Group Corporation (CFGC) to choose from, who will visit India in October. Our assessment is they are willing to take 2-3 films from India this time. We will offer Queen and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag among others for a commercial release in China," a commerce department official told Economic Times, last year.
In 2014, Indian officials decided to offer Kangana Ranaut's "Queen" and Farhan Akhtar's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" to CFGC as the two films are technologically sound, features good content and represents different culture.
"We need to see movies from the Chinese context. We will offer films that will meet the requirements of the Chinese market," the official said.
Previously, Aamir and Hirani's "3 Idiots" was released five years ago in China, where it created history.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" is also set to release in China this year in around 2500 screens. The release date has not been revealed by the makers.