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China doubles quota for theater screening of Indian films

In a move that brings cheer to Indian movie makers, China has increased the number of Indian films that can be screened in theaters in China. Earlier, only 2 Indian films were allowed to be screened in theaters in China, but not that limit has been increased to four. It is important to note that China allows only 34 foreign films to be screened in theaters in China. Now, four of that will be Indian movies.


The quota for the majority of films goes to Hollywood movies. The doubling of the quota for Indian films comes in the wake of good business being generated by joint productions, “Kung Fu Yoga” and “Buddies In India”. These two movies have registered good box office collection during the ongoing Chinese New Year.

Speaking on the development, Prasad Shetty, partner of Strategic Alliance, a Chinese firm promoting Indian films said, “China this year has agreed to give permit to four Indian films. The quota has been increased as part of commercial requirement as Indian films have been doing well.”

Earlier, PK had done good business in China, registering a collection of 100 million Yuan. The next to be released films are Dangal and Bahubali-2. With the increased quota, two more Indian movies can be released in 2017, which will be decided at a later date.

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