Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor.Reuters
Ranbir Kapoor, grandson of the famous Indian actor Raj Kapoor, will play a major role in the third part of the film franchise ‘Viy’, “Journey to India: On the Threshold of Immortality,” by director Oleg Stepchenko, the film’s producer Alex Petrukhin said on Monday.
“Ranbir Kapoor will play a major role in the continuation of the film franchise ‘Viy’,” Petrukhin said.
Kapoor is one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood and possibly even in the world. The 33-year-old Indian has starred in the films such as The ‘Amazing Story of Strange Love’ (2009), ‘Politics’ (2010), Rockstar (2011), and ‘This Crazy Youth’ (2013). His grandfather, the legendary Raj Kapoor (1924-1988) is known as the “Indian Charlie Chaplin” and the “Father of modern Indian Cinema”.
The producer said part of the filming of this Russian-Indian film will be done in Bollywood, as the the headquarters of the Hindi film industry in Mumbai is popularly called. The filming will begin in July and finish in August.
“The film should be released on October 4, 2018,” said Petrukhin.
The ‘Viy’ 3D, shot by Stepchenko and based on a famous novel by Nikolay Gogol, was released in the winter of 2014. The premiere of the joint Russian-Chinese film “Viy-2: Journey to China” is expected in early 2017.
In the second episode of the franchise, the English traveller Jonathan Greene, who was commissioned by Peter I to create maps of the Russian Far East, finds himself in China.
Among the actors playing roles in the second movie are Sitkhun Yao, Zhang Lansin, Jason Fleming, and Anna Churina. Jackie Chan and his company, the Jackie Chan JCE, are actively involved in the making of that film.
First published in Russian by RIA Novosti.
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