New Delhi: Ranbir Kapoor`s upcoming movie `Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani` is all set to release in Russia and the actor is happy to showcase his work in a country which shared a special bond with his grandfather Raj Kapoor.
Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the love story stars Ranbir alongside his former girlfriend Deepika Padukone. It will be Ranbir`s first project to release in Russia.
"My grandfather was very popular in Russia. The people of Russia gave tremendous love to him and his films. Finally, I am getting a chance to release my film `Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani` in Russia.
"I hope that Russia opens up a very big market for Indian cinema. I think Indian film market is growing globally we have big markets in Brazil, China, Japan and I think Russia coming into the picture would be great for Indian cinema," Ranbir said.
Raj Kapoor`s films `Awara` and `Mera Naam Joker` are immensely popular in Russia. His song `Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan` from `Mera Naam Joker` featured a Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina in its cast. The legendary actor had also acted as a jury at the Moscow International Film Festival.
`Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani` is Ranbir`s second outing with Mukerji after `Wake Up Sid`. The film also stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin in the lead and will hit theaters this Friday.