Shekhar Kapur Mulls Legal Action Against Makers Of ‘Mr India’ Remake

Mumbai: After actress Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Shehkar Kapur, who is understood for helming the enduring movie “Mr India”, has expressed his disappointment over the information of a remake of the film by director Ali Abbas Zafar.

Shekhar additionally hinted that he could take a authorized motion towards 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. Its time we did the same?”

Responding to Kohli’s tweet, Shekhar tweeted: “Yes. It’s time to test this legally… Let’s do it.”

Not solely this, Shekhar on Sunday took to social media and posted late actor Amrish Puri’s nonetheless from “Mr India”, wherein Puri performed the favored villain Mogambo.

Reacting on how Mogambo would have reacted to the information of the movie’s remake if he was alive, Shekhar tweeted: “Kya Kaha? Mr India 2 ? Is duniya mein koi aur Mogambo bhi hai?”

Shekhar additionally discovered it disrespectful for the brand new makers for not given him the “creative rights” for the remake.

“We sit with writers from day one, but are not the writers. Help actors hone performances but are not actors. Develop and create visual language of film. Slave hours over editing consoles. Directors lead and inspire every aspect of a film and have no creative rights? #MrIndia,” Shekhar added.

Earlier this week Ali Abbas Zafar had introduced the remake of the enduring Hindi movie.

Zafar had tweeted: “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!”

Launched in 1987, “Mr India” featured Anil Kapoor and late Sridevi within the lead roles.


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