‘Mr India 2’: Sonam Kapoor lashes out at Ali Abbas Zafar; says, “No one bothered to ask my father or Shekhar Kapur”
A few days back, Ali Abbas Zafar had announced that he has partnered with Zee Studios for the ‘Mr India’ trilogy. Soon, social media was abuzz with mixed reactions from the netizens. Sonam Kapoor lashed out at the makers of ‘Mr India’ trilogy for not even consulting her father Anil Kapoor or director Shekhar Kapur before announcing the project.
‘Bharat’ director Ali Abbas Zafar had announced on Twitter that he is currently working on the script and that it’s a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone.
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!
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) February 17, 2020
Lashing out Zafar and makers of ‘Mr India’ trilogy, Sonam wrote, “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.”
She further added, “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.”
Even ‘Mr India’s director Shekhar Kapur was shocked after reading about this new trilogy based on his film. Expressing his opinions, he had posted, “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.(sic)”
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. https://t.co/Set5eDH63j
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 18, 2020
‘Mr India’ had released in 1987 and featured Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri in a pivotal role.
So with Kapur claiming to have the rights of the original story, how can Zee Studios announce the trilogy?
Now let’s wait and watch what step Zafar or Zee Studios take next. Until then, you guys stay tuned to this space for more such interesting updates.