As we all know, Aamir Khan’s movie has a huge audience in China. Now, according to the latest news, a Chinese university reportedly cancelled the actor’s fan meet, citing the organizer’s failure to seek permission to use the campus. The event was supposed to take place on Monday. The actor flew to the country to promote his film, Thugs Of Hindostan, which is all set to release there on December 28!
According to the Chinese media, the school did not know about the promotional event until Monday. Talking about it, an employee of the university was quoted saying, “The message was spread only among a small group of students through social media. The school only knew about it when students talked about the event hours before it was about to take place.”
He also added, “We have held similar events before and there would be no issue if the organizer had reported in advance.”
On the other hand, the Weibo account that promotes Khan’s films announced that the school had cancelled the event “unilaterally” as the “the students were overly enthusiastic”. The post angered many students, who said the university did not know about the event at all before Monday.
Swim Xinzhu, a student from GUFE was quoted saying, “It is obviously the organizer’s fault for not applying to the school to use an on-campus building.”
However, the organizer’s deputy manager, a Beijing-based film-promoting company, reposted the Weibo post by Khan’s film account, saying they were contacting the film crew and the school to figure out what caused the poor communication.
Eventually, the fan meet was soon relocated to a Four Seasons hotel not far from the campus and ended at around 11 pm on Monday night. This period drama may have failed miserably in India, but given Khan’s humongous fan-base in China, it may do big numbers in the country.
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