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‘102 Not Out’ to release on May 4 in Russia, Why?

Bringing back the old ties with Russia when Rishi Kapoor’s father Raj Kapoor had many fans there, the latest Kapoor film ‘102 Not Out’ starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role will hit the theatres in Russia, at a time when all Bollywood films get queued first in American theatres.

Director Umesh Shukla’s forthcoming film "102 Not Out" will also release in Russia on the same day as it will hit the screens in India on May 4.

Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan will be seen together after two decades, and the film is expected to bring many erstwhile fans of the two big heroes to theatres once again. Rishi Kapoor, who was on a self-imposed Twitter break for over few monthsm, has returned to the social media platform on Tuesday to announce the film’s international release.

"Our film releases in Russia on May 4, 2018 also. Enjoy!" Rishi tweeted. Earlier on Sunday, he tweeted his return to Twitter after his last one on March 29, saying, "Hello all. Just to let you know I am back on Twitter after 23 days. Missed you, the fun and fights."

The actor was criticised for posting a lewd tweet on politician Hillary Clinton, faced flak for posting an indecent video involving a child, and for his tweet on Sourav Ganguly’s shirtless act while cheering for the Indian women’s cricket team.

"We worked in this film after 27 years but from the time we went on the set, we started rehearsing. We did not feel the gap between these years. I feel proud to say that I have been working with him for the last 44 years. Our first film was ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ (1976) and the last time we worked together was in ‘Ajooba’ (1991)."

Their hit films together include "Naseeb", "Kabhi Kabhie", "Amar Akbar Anthony" and "Coolie".

Amitabh Bachchan said, "I believe if you are appreciating my performance, it is due to my co-artistes. If they don’t perform well enough for your reaction, then your reaction would go wrong."

Since the focus is on senior citizens, Amitabh, 75, said, "Senior citizens are very respectable people of our society. If they are not there, we are not there. Whenever we try to make a film on them, we treat them with dignity. I hope that through this film, we will be able to convey the message to our audience."

Quickly, Rishi added, "He did films like ‘Piku’ and ‘Pink’. Yes, there are not many films made on senior citizens but there are not many Bachchans around, right?"

Umesh Shukla’s "102 Not Out" revolves around an unusual father-and-son love story, based on a Gujarati stage production by playwright Saumya Joshi. Produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment Films India, Treetop Entertainment and Shukla’s Benchmark Pictures, the film is slated to release worldwide on May 4.

The storyline is about a centenarian who wants to break the world record of being the oldest man alive, which is held by a 118-year-old Chinese man. How he plans to ditch his own son for this feat is the interesting angle in the film.

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