Sekhar Kapur (Photo Credit: Instagram)
The news of remaking 90s classic Anil Kapoor-Amrish Puri starrer Mr. India was not recieved well by the Bollywood celebs who were associated with the original movie.
Recently Sonam Kapoor called it disrespectful that the original creators of cult classic Mr India haven't been involved and consulted for the remake of the film and now filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is known for helming the film hinted that he may take legal action against the makers of the remake.
Director Kunal Kohli on Saturday took to Twitter and wrote, "Javed Akhtar won a hard-fought battle for the rights of lyricists and writers. It's time we did the same?"
Responding to Kohli's tweet, Shekhar tweeted, "Yes. It's time to test this legally... Let's do it."
Yes. It’s time to test this legally .. let’s do it .. https://t.co/b0GXWYWvks— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 22, 2020
Earlier the filmmaker taking a sarcastic dig on the news said, "Kya kaha? Mr India 2? Is duniya mein koi aur Mogambo bhi hai?"
Shekhar Kapur 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.”
Earlier this week, Zee Studios had announced that they have signed Zafar to helm a trilogy: Mr India, based on the 1987 Shekhar Kapur-directed movie, which featured Anil Kapoor as Mr India and late Sridevi as a journalist.
Not just Sonam and Sekhar several movie enthusiasts too expressed their diasagreement over remaking a cult classic.
Meanwhile, a newspaper report claimed that film prducer Boney Kapoor was aware of the remake.