Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Mr India’ trilogy gets Shekhar Kapur furious with rage; says, “No one has even asked me”

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Mr. India is one of the cult movies of the 80s. Each and every character of the movie are etched in our memories. Recently, ‘Mr. India’ trilogy was announced; post which filmmaker Shekhar Kapur criticised the makers, saying that no one asked and mentioned to him about the film.

Replying to a Twitter user, the filmmaker tweeted, “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.”

Check his tweet here.

On February 17, Ali Abbas Zafar announced Mr. India trilogy on his Twitter handle and wrote that it is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone.

Here’s his tweet.

But, as reported by IANS, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, told, “We are excited to have Ali on board for ‘Mr. India’. This not a part 2 or a remake of the older film as recently reported in some sections of the media, but a reimagining of the iconic classic.”

The 1987 ‘Mr. India’ starred Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles and Amrish Puri played the villain.

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