Sonam Kapoor on Mr India remake: Disrespectful since no one bothered to ask my father


Honestly, my father didn’t even know that the film was being remade, we found about it through social media when Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted. Boney Kapoor, Anil’s older brother, produced the film. The film also had Sridevi playing a news reporter. She also shared that Anil Kapoor had no idea about the remake of his hit film. Somethings are pure and need to be protected. If you respected the legacy, you would show respect and do it the right way. It’s quite disrespectful and underhanded, if it is true, since no one bothered to ask my father or Shekhar uncle – two people who made a major role in making the film what it was and what it is,” Sonam wrote on Instagram. By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: February 22, 2020 2:31:21 pm

Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor are upset with the announcement of Mr India remake. Once we lock the first draft of the script, casting begins! Beyond commerce and announcements, it is a part of his legacy. In a long Instagram post, Sonam called out the makers of the remake for disrespecting both, her father and director Shekhar Kapur. The iconic Bollywood film had her father Anil Kapoor headlining the cast of the movie. Replying to a tweet, he had written, “No one has even asked me or mentioned to me about this film called Mr India 2. View this post on Instagram

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A post shared by Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamkapoor) on Feb 21, 2020 at 8:11pm PST

Explaining why she is upset over the announcement of Mr India trilogy by Zafar, the Veere Di Wedding actor added, “It’s sad because it was a film made with heart and hard work and it is very sentimental to my father. I can only guess that they using the title to get a big weekend. “A lot of people have been asking me about the Mr India remake. The announcement of the remake of Shekhar Kapur’s 1987 film Mr India by Ali Abbas Zafar hasn’t gone down very well with Sonam Kapoor. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone. 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.”
Last week, filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar wrote on Twitter, β€œExcited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! Sharing Sonam’s post, Rhea added, “Some things go beyond money, ambition, paperwork, semantics. Anil Kapoor starred in the film as a violinist Arun who sheltered a few orphan kids and fought the injustice in the society with the help of a gadget that gave him the name Mr India. Let’s try not to make a project out of everything.”
A few days ago Shekhar Kapur also said he is ‘amazed’ with the announcement of Mr India 2. Currently, working on the script, no actor has been locked till now. I can only guess that they using the title to get a big weekend. Β© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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sonam kapoor For they cannot use the characters/story without permission from the original creators of the film. Currently, working on the script, no actor has been locked till now. β€” ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) February 17, 2020
Sunita Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor echoed similar thoughts as Sonam on the matter. The writer duo Salim-Javed wrote the screenplay of the movie. For they cannot use the characters/story without permission from the original creators of the film.”

No one has even asked me or mentioned to me about this film called Mr India 2. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Telegram | Helo | Pinterest | Tumblr | TikTok for all things Entertainment
πŸ“£ The Indian Express is now on Telegram. It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone. Once we lock the first draft of the script, casting begins!”

Excited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! https://t.co/Set5eDH63j
β€” Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 18, 2020
Mr India gave Indian cinema the iconic villain in Mogambo played by late actor Amrish Puri.