Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar told his ambitious film Mr. India Triology that it would have nothing to do with Shekhar Kapur’s Mr. India which came out in 1987, with Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in the lead roles. He said that his Mr. India film would be a completely new film based on international standards.
Asked whether Janhvi Kapoor will step into the new Mr. India film like her mother Sridevi? Ali said that producer Boney Kapoor would be really happy when this happens. The late Sridevi previously played a journalist in the film Mr. India.
Talking to The Times of India about his film Mr. India, Ali said, “It will be a collaboration between Boney Kapoor and Zee. We will also be shooting in India and abroad. A large part of it will be on set as it will be very heavy on some special effects. But it has nothing to do with Anil Kapoor’s Mr. India; It is a new science-based film with a big budget and high production values. We want to make characters like Avengers. This Mr. India will be of international standard. “
Asked whether Boney’s son actor Arjun Kapoor will be a part of Mr. India? On this, Ali said that he has not yet talked about the artists. However, he did say that Bonnie would be ‘really happy’ if her daughter Janhvi is cast in the role of Sridevi.
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
Last year, Ali said in a statement announcing Mr. India Triology, “It is a big responsibility to pursue an iconic character that has been loved by Indians for so many years.”
However, it was said to be completely different from Shekhar Kapoor’s film. He wrote on Twitter, “No one has asked me about this film called Mr. India 2 and neither has told anything about it. I can only guess that they are using the same title to make it a huge success, because they cannot use the characters and the story without permission from the film’s original makers. “