You might be surprised to know that it’s not just Indians who go gaga over Bollywood celebs. Apparently, there are many fans of Indian cinema and actors sprawled across the world. Recently, Chinese fans of Aamir Khan gave him a musical tribute by shaking a leg to 'Dhaakad' from his recent blockbuster, Dangal.
This was one quirky way of the Chinese to showcase their love for Aamir, but there are many such fans overseas who are crazy lovers of Bollywood. Here’s a list that’ll make you awestruck.
1. SRK ruling hearts of Europeans:
It is film critic Anupama Chopra who once said, “German fans – we’re talking blonde, white women – shivering in sub-zero temperatures for hours for a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan!”
Ever since when Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham got featured on a European TV channel in 2004, the female crowd over there went crazy over him.
2. For Afghans, Salman Khan is a style icon:
Be it Bhai’s dialogue or his looks in films like Ek Tha Tiger, Bhai ka swag seems to be spreading like a fire in a forest.
Taran Khan, a journalist once reported, “When the Taliban took over, they weren’t allowed to go to school or work. So they parked themselves in a small room, its windows blackened out, and spent all their time watching films.”
3. Aamir Khan’s charm in China:
Aamir Khan’s Dangal was a roaring success in China and the film made more than Rs 1,000 crores. The movie undoubtedly created its own charm but what went viral and caught everyone’s eye, was this musical tribute video,
4. It’s Raj Kapoor and Mithun ruling in Russia:
Bizarre it may sound, but a huge crowd has been drawn towards these actors who as per Indians are diminishing. Movies like Awara, Shree 420, Mera Naam Joker, Barood, Seeta Aur Geeta, Bobby and some 200 other films made Russians fall in love with them.
Disco Dancer songs are still sung on Russian TV shows, Awara is popular in East Europe.
5. It was an Israeli soldier who offered something very unique to Big B:
Moses Sapir, a soldier in his late 30’s is such an ardent fan of Amitabh Bachchan that he named his son Amit. He claims that he has seen Amar Akbar Anthony 200 times! See for yourself how crazy a fan he is!