Bollywood star Aamir Khan delights Belfast crowds

Fans travelled from all over for the chance to hear Aamir Khan talk about his successful career Credit: Tejinder Kaur/ITV

Film fans were out in force as Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan made his first Northern Ireland appearance, at the Belfast Film Festival last night.

More than a thousand fans travelled from all over for a rare chance to see the multi-talented actor, producer and director outside of India, as he took part in a special "In Conversation" session at the Waterfront Hall with producer, director and author Nasreen Munni Kabir.

Watch the moment he arrived on-stage below.

Khan has been in Bollywood for more than thirty years, racking up memorable roles and films with social messages that have grossed millions. His popularity in China is growing by the day, cementing his status as one of Bollywood's most recognisable names across the world.

Aamir's 2016 sports biopic "Dangal" which means wrestling pit, is showing as part of the festival. It is the highest grossing film of all time in Indian cinema.

Fans rush to the stage for their chance to meet Aamir Credit: Tejinder Kaur/ITV

Aamir visited a Game Of Thrones set before appearing at the Film Festival.His appearance comes as the festival kicks off a new five-year CulturalDiversity in Film project. Fans are hoping his arrival paves the way for more big-name stars from Bollywood and beyond to visit Belfast.

Fans spoke to us after his appearance - and the Chair of the Belfast Film Festival Mark Cousins reveals how he got such a big name in Bollywood to come to Belfast.

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