The win for “Superstar” was built on the actor-producer Aamir Khan, who confirmed that he has genuine name recognition and a fan base in China, and a rare revenue-sharing release. Khan is the only performer from the prolific Indian film industry to have such a hold in the world’s most populous nation, and all sorts of Sino-Indian cinematic connections are now being concocted.
Khan is now touring China in order to support the film as it enters the short window ahead of Chinese New Year, which will see a host of local Chinese film releases. That will likely prevent the “Superstar” getting anywhere near the incredible $193 million performance of “Dangal” last year. Earlier this month