Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who is on a three-day visit to India, will visit RK Studios studios in Mumbai, set up by the legendary Raj Kapoor who enjoyed cult status in Russia. Raj Kapoor’s films Shree 420 and Awara were big hits in Russia and the song Mera Joota Hai Japani… Lal Topi Russi is still popular there.
Medvedev will meet the younger generation of the Kapoor clan and other Bollywood celebrities to discuss cooperation between Indian and Russian film industries. Russia is also trying to lure Bollywood producers and directors to shoot films at it’s picturesque locales.
Already Several movies like No Smoking, Parwana, Lucky: No Time for Love and the yet to be released Saif Ali Khan film Agent Vinod have been shot in Russia.