'Sanjay Dutt an icon in South Africa'

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) In South Africa, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has woven a hypnotic web among the natives, says a business honcho from the country who is visiting India's commercial capital.

"He is bigger than any icon there. He has girls swooning over him and his fan following is bigger than any Hollywood megastar. South Africans just love him," Themba Ngcobo, president, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told IANS.

"In fact, I am one of his fans myself and I have never missed any of his films, even though I usually see it with subtitles," Ngcobo said.

"Indian film stars have a huge fan following and the Hindi film market is also huge because the demographic concentration of Indians is extremely high," Ngcobo said.

Ngcobo is one of the lea