I watched Dangal: Chinese President Xi tells Modi

first_imgBy Manash Pratim BhuyanAstana, Jun 9 (PTI) Chinese President Xi Jinping today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he watched Aamir Khan- starrer sports drama Bollywood film Dangal and liked it.Dangal, which was released in China on May 5, has broken several records in the Chinese movie industry and raked up over Rs 1,100 crore.It became only the 33rd film in China to cross a whopping collection of one billion yuan (USD 147 million). It continues to play in over 7,000 screens across China.Xi said Dangal is doing well in China and he himself watched it, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after the talks between the two leaders on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), where India and Pakistan today became full members of the grouping.Dangal has also become the first top-grossing non- Hollywood film in China.The film is inspired by the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who went against a patriarchal society to train his daughters to become champion wrestlers.Aamir Khan had recently said he hoped the film would be loved in China but never dreamt of such a spectacular success.”I always believe that language is not a barrier when it comes to creative endeavours and its success in China has proved that,” Aamir had said.Jaishankar said both Modi and Xi also deliberated on enhancing cultural cooperation between the two countries. Xi also talked about upcoming Yoga Day celebrations in China. PTI MPB CPS AKJ CPSlast_img read more


TECNO Mobile launches first flagship smartphone in India

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings’ subsidiary TECNO Mobile on Thursday launched its first flagship smartphone “CAMON iCLICK2” with 19:9 “Super Full View” notched display in India, at Rs 13,499.The dual-SIM smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ screen, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB.The device is powered by a 2.0GHz Octa-Core Helio P22 processor along with a 3750mAh battery and runs on Android Oreo 8.1. The handset sports a 13MP+5MP dual rear Artificial Intelligent (AI)-camera set up and 24MP AI selfie shooter. “Our first flagship CAMON iCLICK2 would change the game under 14K smartphone segment by offering combination of features at a price point not seen before in the category,” said Arijeet Talapatra, CEO Transsion India.In September, TECNO launched three AI-centric smartphones — CAMON “iAIR2+”, “i2” and “i2X” — priced at Rs 8,999, Rs 10,499 and Rs 12,499, respectively. The flagship smartphone will be made available this week in retail stores across the country in aqua blue, hawaii blue and midnight black colour variants. –IANSrp/mag/sedlast_img read more