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After decades, a Bollywood film to scale Great Wall

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My Name is Khan is essentially an Indian theme in an US setting, which is now on its way to hit screens in China on November 30.

In the process, it will be the first Indian film that will be released in China in decades and it will have 50 prints with Mandarin subtitles, with its premiere likely to be in Beijing.

Because of the strict entertainment policy, each year, barely 20 foreign language films make their way to movie halls of China . The country has chosen MNIK as one of its foreign language films for release in 2010. However, after 1962 India-China war, films made here became the first casualty as diplomatic relations between the two countries soured.

“The Chinese authorities are really tough when it comes to foreign films. To be asked to release MNIK is an amazing honour,” said Mr Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India, the distributors of the movie. It now remains to be seen if this will pave the way for other films from India and, conversely, encourage the entry of Chinese films here.

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via The Hindu Business Line

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