Director Ali Abbas Zafar's 2016 hit has been shortlisted for the festival.
Salman Khan's Sultan to compete at Shanghai International Film Festival
Mumbai - 15 Jun 2017 18:00 IST
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's Sultan has been shortlisted to compete for top honours at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Director Ali Abbas Zafar says he is proud that the film is part of the event.
The festival will be held from 17-26 June.
"As a film, Sultan is a home-grown story of a fighter and an underdog rooted in our country's soil. The film's action reflects this and has won popular opinion over in India. That China, a nation with a proud legacy of cinema and a priceless heritage of classic action and martial arts, has found it suitable to feature in an action competition section is a huge gratification to us," Zafar said in statement.
The director added: "We are excited and proud to be part of Shanghai International Film Festival."
Zafar, who is currently busy shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai also shared his excitement on Twitter.
"'Sultan' will be showcased at 20th Shanghai International Film Festival," he said.
Sultan will be showcased at 20th Shanghai international film festival . Please check the calendar for further details . pic.twitter.com/sqsftRoOsw— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) June 15, 2017
A sports drama, the movie features Salman in the role of a wrestler and is paired with Anushka Sharma.