Entertainment News

Aamir Khan’s ‘Secret Superstar’ outperforms ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in China

The movie has grossed about $66 milion so far in China, where it is in its 11th day.

Aamir Khan Productions’s Secret Superstar has outpaced the box-office collections of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in China, Mint reported, citing ticketing-data provider Maoyan. The film, which narrates the story of a teenage Muslim girl (Zaira Wasim) who hopes to be a singer, has reportedly topped China’s box office since its release in the country on January 19. Khan features in an extended cameo in the film.

Secret Superstar has reportedly grossed $65.72 million at the Chinese box-office so far.

Secret Superstar is Khan’s second hit in a row in China. Nitesh Tiwari’s sports drama Dangal (2016), which featured Khan in the lead along with Wasim and Fatima Sana Shaikh, earned $193 million in China last year.

Following the huge success Dangal and Secret Superstar in China, the Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) is scheduled to be released across 8,000 screens in the country on March 2.

Chinese news agency Xinhua noted Secret Superstar’s success in a recent editorial. “Chinese filmgoers’ appreciation of Aamir Khan’s films reflects the common aesthetic pursuit of the two countries, which should be extended from the cultural aspect to broader areas, including politics and the economy,” it said.

Support our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+ here. We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in.
Sponsored Content BY 

Innovations in payment options are making premium products more accessible

No need for documentation or applications to own high-quality items

Credit cards have long been associated with an aspirational lifestyle. The ability to buy something out of your wish list without needing to pay the entire amount can tempt even the most disciplined shoppers. A designer couch, the latest mobile phone, a home entertainment system or a car, as long as you can pay back the borrowed amount within the grace period, your credit card purchases know no bounds.

However, credit cards, pre-approved or not, come with a number of complications. The tedious application procedure starts with the collection and submission of various documents. Moreover, there are several reasons your credit card application might get rejected including low income that compromises your repayment capability, certain occupations or work history, mistakes in the application form, possession of multiple cards or even a failed physical verification attempt. While applying for a credit card might have become easier, the success of the application can take time and effort.

Credit card owners are regaled with benefits all year round with attractive EMIs, offers on purchases, airline miles, lounge access, cashbacks and a plethora of exclusive deals. It’s worth noting that debit card owners don’t get even half of these benefits and offers, despite the sheer size of the debit card customer base in the country (846.7 million compared to 36.2 million credit card holders).

This imbalance of finance and purchase options between credit card and debit card owners is slowly changing. For instance, the new EMIs on debit card feature on Flipkart ensures affordability and accessibility to Indian consumers who don’t own credit cards. The payment innovation increases the purchasing power of the consumer. By providing credit access to non-credit card holders, expensive and high-quality products are made more affordable for a large base of customers without denting their cash flow. The video below comically captures a scenario that people who don’t own a credit card will relate to.


Flipkart’s EMIs on debit card feature doesn’t require a minimum account balance, documentation, nor does it charge a processing fee, making online shopping a seamless experience even for more high-end products. To find out if you’re eligible for EMIs on debit card, see here.

This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Flipkart and not by the Scroll editorial team.