Late Bollywood actress Sridevi did not want a sequel or recreation of her 1983 classic opposite Anil Kapoor, Mr. India. Sridevi once in an interview, had vehemently opposed to the idea of any kind of extended life for Mr. India. It is surprising that producer Boney Kapoor has agreed to be a silent accomplice in Zee Network and Ali Abbas Zafar’s plans to make Shekhar Kapoor’s 1987 iconic film Mr. India into a franchise.
We never thought it would turn out to be such an influential film: Sridevi
As per the report, Sridevi had earlier said, “I don’t think that Mr. India can be remade or turned into a sequel. Such a film just happens. When we were working on it, we never thought it would turn out to be such an influential film. Even today, people remember the film, Mogambo, and my character of the talkative journalist.” Incidentally, the report came out on the second death anniversary of Sridevi.
Mr. India was a film made with heart and hard work and is very sentimental to my father: Sonam Kapoor
In an Instagram post, Anil’s daughter and actor Sonam Kapoor had written, "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 Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted. 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. Later, she also revealed that her dad had a discussion with Mr. India producer and his brother Boney Kapoor who holds the sole rights to Mr India.
Ali Abbas Zafar vs Shekhar Kapoor
After filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced a new trilogy of films based on Mr. India earlier this month, director of the original classic Shekhar Kapoor, posted several tweets, claiming rights over the film. Recently, he suggested that legal action might be the only solution.