November 25, 2020

Mr India to Laxmmi Bomb: When Bollywood remakes created controversies | The Times of India

Sonam Kapoor on Saturday came out vehemently against director Ali Abbas Zafar while stating that it is “disrespectful” that the original creators of the cult classic ‘Mr India’ were not involved and consulted for the remake of the film.

Earlier this week Zafar confirmed in a post that he would be helming a trilogy based on the 1987 Shekhar Kapur-directed movie, which featured Anil Kapoor as Mr India and late actress Sridevi as a journalist.

“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,” Sonam wrote in an Instagram post.

This came a day after Shekar also expressed his displeasure over the project, saying, “No one has even asked 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 posted on Twitter.

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