Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan to release on 8000 screens across China

A still from Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Photograph:( Others )

PTI Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Jan 22, 2018, 02.49 PM (IST)

Superstar Salman Khan's blockbuster film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is set to have a release on 8,000 plus cinema screens in China, producer Eros International has confirmed.

The film will release on March 2 during the Chinese Lantern Festival. The movie is the first Salman-starrer, which will release in the country.

"China has emerged as an important market and major box office earner for Indian films in recent years, what with the recent success of Dangal and we are delighted to partner with E Stars to showcase our film to China.

"Our Indo-China co-productions are still in the making which we are extremely excited about, meanwhile what better film than 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' starring one of India's most loved superstars that weaves the universal story of cross-border friendship to release in a growing market like China," Jyoti Deshpande, Group CEO, Eros International said in a statement.

The drama, directed by Kabir Khan, features Salman as Bajrangi, an ardent devotee of Hindu deity Hanuman, and his arduous journey to reunite a six-year-old Pakistani girl with her parents.

Eros released Bajrangi Bhaijaan across 4,200 screens in India and over 700 screens in the international market on July 17, 2015.