Shekhar Kapur condemns Mr. India 2 announcement: Can only guess that they are using the title to get a big weekend
Anil Kapoor played the titular role of Mr. India in Shekhar Kapur’s film that featured Sridevi and Amrish Puri. A day after a Mr. India trilogy was announced, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has criticised the makers, claiming no one has even ‘mentioned’ the film to him. Shekhar had directed the 1987 film featuring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri, which enjoys an iconic status.
The films won’t be remakes or sequels to the Shekhar Kapur classic
“No one has even asked me or mentioned to me about this film called Mr. India 2. I can only guess that they using the title to get a big weekend. For they cannot use the characters/story without permission from the original creators of the film,” Shekhar tweeted Tuesday morning. However, makers had claimed the films won’t be remakes or sequels to the Shekhar Kapur classic but a reimagining of the iconic classic.
Mr. India was one of the first sci-fi films of Indian cinema
Mr. India was one of the first sci-fi films of Indian cinema and was released in 1987. The Shekhar Kapur directorial introduced several iconic characters like that of Mr. India and Mogambo that continue to be etched in the hearts of cinema lovers. The film garnered a lot of appreciation from critics as well as the audiences at the time of its release and even after 23 years of its release.