Ali Abbas Zafar’s reboot of Mr. India has led to a lot of controversies lately. From Shekhar Kapur bashing Mr. India 2 makers of making a film without consulting him, Sonam Kapoor too took to Twitter and revealed her father Anil Kapoor doesn’t have any idea about it either. Now, adding to it all, an old interview of late actress Sridevi is going viral where she too said that the film shouldn’t be touched for a remake.
Today marks the 2nd death anniversary of the late actress who passed away in 2018, and the cause of death remained unknown. Owing to the buzz around Mr. India 2, an old interview is spreading across the social media platforms with Sridevi mentioning how the film has remained so special for the entire team, and it would be impossible to recreate the magic.
“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. Everything just came together. Such a happy situation is impossible to repeat,” shared the actress in an old interview.
Mr. India, the 1987 cult classic, was directed by Shekhar Kapur and witnessed Anil Kapoor as the protagonist, and Amrish Puri the memorable role of the villain, Mogambo.
The new film is being helmed by Ali in an association with Zee Studios.
As soon as Mr. India 2 announcement was made, Shekhar Kapur took to Twitter and expressed his disappointment. “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,” he wrote.