New Delhi: Irrfan Khan-starrer "Hindi Medium" will hit the big screens in China on April 4.
China has a quota on the number of overseas movies that can be screened in the country each year. But Indian films are finding increased presence there.
For the release of "Hindi Medium", which takes a comical look at the underbelly of India's education system, the Chinese authorities opted for the film's teaser poster instead of the main poster.
Producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said in a statement: "There's a unique twist in this tale. 'Hindi Medium' is content-driven and even though Irrfan is an internationally recognised talent, the Chinese distribution body opted for our teaser concept which shows the feet of a man, one representing poverty and the other representing material wealth."
The poster reflects the disparities in society and as the film "Hindi Medium" does, the image holds a mirror up to our society where the ability to speak fluent English is ignorantly considered a yardstick to measure sophistication and elitism.
"Hindi Medium", directed by Saket Chaudhary, also features Pakistani actress Saba Qamar.