One of the most famous actors of bollywood – the Indian movie star Shah Rukh Khan will take part in the work of the Russian film “Viy-3″, also known as “Journey to India: on the threshold of immortality.”
Khan, whose countrymen called the “king of bollywood”, will act in this project as an actor and as a producer.
51-year-old Shahrukh Khan – the champion by quantity of the won nominations “the best actor” the oldest and most prestigious awards bollywood Filmfare Award. In Russia, the Khan became the most famous Indian after the famous actor Raj Kapoor.
By the way, when the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in December 2010 made a visit to India, in Mumbai, he visited Indian and the dream factory, where he met with Indian actors, among whom was Shahrukh Khan.
Khan himself has repeatedly said that he wants to come to Russia, where his films are also going on a wide screen. In December 2015, before the release in Russia of the tape “Lovers”, in which he played the lead role, the actor said that he really wants to come. “This is one of the few countries where I was not. And it is very beautiful country. I would also like to rent one of their films,” said Khan in an interview with TASS. Thus, the desire expressed on the eve of the New year, was partially true.
As told on the sidelines of the held in Mumbai Indian Days of the Russian cinema, the producer of the film “Wii-3″ Petrukhin, “currently, we choose a natural location for filming, I look different scenic spots in India. The film’s budget was 40 million dollars, which is quite a lot for Russia, for India, therefore, the Union of cinematographers just necessary.”
“Viy,” directed by Oleg Stepchenko, based on the story by Nikolai Gogol, became the highest grossing Russian film of 2014, after which it was decided to make a series of sequels. Currently working on the film “Viy-2. Travel to China”. The action of the third film will be transferred to India.
In the forum program “Days of Russian cinema”, which opened on November 15 in Mumbai, will show films the Queen of spades by Pavel Lungin, “the Hammer” of Nurbek Egen, “Good boy,” Oksana Karas, “Friday” Eugene Shelakina and others. Festival opened on Tuesday with the film “the best day” Żory Gooseberry family. The festival will last until November 18.
Days of Russian cinema in Mumbai has already become a tradition – the first such forum was held in 2015, and aroused great interest of the audience. This time the festival is held in the historic building of the Royal Opera house, built early last century.
The forum also held a meeting of Russian filmmakers with the audience, press conferences and round tables, the guests will show the bollywood film Studio. The festival organizers – the Ministry of culture of Russia, Union of cinematographers of Russia, the production company “Cinemarec” and the national Fund for support of owners.