Salman Khan, who is not only acting but also looking after the business part of his forthcoming film “Race 3”, says China is opening up as a good market for Indian cinema. He was asked if as a producer and distributor of the film, he thinks China is a potential market. Salman said: “China is a good market for our cinema. We have released ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. We are releasing ‘Sultan’ in China and we will release ‘Race 3’ also. I think we need to increase our number of theatres. Right now, we are still surviving on around 5,000 screens where China has extended to more than 40,000 screens. So, I think once our screen number increases, we will be able to have such business. With the small number of screens, we are actually doing exceptionally well. So, just imagine, if within 10 to 15 years, we increase the number, we will do great,” he added.
Asked if he is interested in experimental work, Salman said: “I did ‘Tubelight’. It is now one of the most loved films on satellite. The fact is that it was not an Eid release film where people are coming to watch a highly entertaining, drama and comedy genre film. When the audience is in a festive mood and they are offered a film wherein the end they leave theatre crying, of course, the film won’t work at that time. Having said that, it was a very endearing film and I loved that,” he added.