Mumbai: Actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja on Saturday stated it’s disrespectful that the unique creators of cult traditional “Mr India” haven’t been concerned and consulted for the remake of the movie, to be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
Earlier this week, Zee Studios had introduced that they’ve signed Zafar to helm a trilogy: “Mr India”, primarily based on the 1987 Shekhar Kapur-directed film, which featured Anil Kapoor as Mr India and late Sridevi as a journalist.
“Lots of people have been asking me in regards to the ‘Mr India’ remake. Truthfully, my father didn’t even know the movie was being remade, we discovered about it by social media when @aliabbaszafar tweeted.
“It’s fairly disrespectful and underhanded whether it is true since nobody bothered to seek the advice of my father or Shekhar uncle, two individuals who performed a serious position in making the movie what it was and is,” Sonam wrote on Instagram.
The actor stated the unique creators must be revered and one shouldn’t encash on the recognition of “Mr India”.
“It’s sad because that was a film made with heart and hard work and is very sentimental to my father, beyond commerce and announcements, it’s a part of his legacy. I should hope they respect for someone’s work and contribution is still as important to us as a big weekend at the box office,” she added.
A day after the trilogy was introduced, Shekar had additionally expressed his displeasure over the venture.
“No one has even asked or mentioned to me about this film called ‘Mr India 2’. I can only guess they are 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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