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News about Bollywood's one of the most iconic films, Mr. India starring Sridevi and Anil Kapoor getting a remake startled many movie buffs. Reports about Ali Abbas Zafar helming remake flooded the media and the names like Ranveer Singh came forward for the lead.
Later, Ali tweeted and announced Mr India 2 formally as a trilogy and went onto to clear that no actor has been cast yet. However, this left the filmmaker of the original film, Shekhar Kapur amazed as no one sought his permission to use his characters or film’s name.
It was after Ali tweeted about making Mr India 2 that fans of the original starring Anil Kapoor got talking and didn’t want the classic film to be remade. Ali had written, “Excited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone. Currently, working on the script, no actor has been locked till now. Once we lock the first draft of the script, casting begins!”
Now, Sonam Kapoor too has come out and expressed her take on Mr India by Ali Abbas Zafar. Sonam claimed that her dad and she got to know about the remake from social media after Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted. She mentioned that no one consulted her father Anil Kapoor or Shekhar Kapur about it and it is disrespectful. She even went on to mention that the original film was made with a lot of hard work and heart and that it’s her father’s legacy. Hence, Sonam mentioned that one should respect someone’s work and not use it for a big box office weekend.
Sonam tweeted, “A lot of people have been asking me about the MR. India remake. Honestly my father didn’t even know the film was being remade, we found out about it through social media when @aliabbaszafar tweeted. It’s quite disrespectful and underhanded if it is true, since no one bothered to consult my father or Shekhar uncle, two people who played a major role in making the film what it was and is. It’s sad because that was a film made with heart and hard work and is very sentimental to my father, beyond commerce and announcements, it’s a part of his legacy. I should hope that respect for someone’s work and contribution is still as important to us as a big weekend at the box office.”
Now, with Sonam coming out and talking about how the remake’s announcement made her feel, fans would want to know how the filmmaker would react to it. The original film also had late senior star, Amrish Puri, as the iconic villain Mogambo and it was one of the most loved sci-fi films back then. While Anil Kapoor hasn’t commented on it, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur had expressed his amazement on the film being remade and had mentioned that it may be an attempt to secure a big box office weekend. Sonam’s statement on Mr India 2 is already going viral among fans.