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Old 18-Dec-2010
Ginni Singh
Russian leader set for date with Bollywood

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) It won't be just fighter jets and nuclear reactors. Reviving Russia's romance with iconic actor Raj Kapoor, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will find time for Bollywood and go to a film studio in Mumbai during his visit next week.

"India is a superpower in films. Raj Kapoor was a hero in Russia," Russia's Ambassador Alexander Kadakin told reporters here Friday while briefing them on Medvedev's two-day visit that begins Tuesday.

The envoy said Medvedev will visit a film studio in Mumbai Wednesday and meet some Bollywood stars.

Bollywood films enjoy huge popularity in Russia. Raj Kapoor and Nargis were icons in Russia and their films "Awara" and "Shri 420" were big hits in the country.

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