Sonam Kapoor Ahuja slams Ali Abbas Zafar for announcing ‘Mr. India’ reboot without consulting father Anil Kapoor, calls it 'disrespectful and underhanded'


The remake of Anil Kapoor's and Sridevi's Mr. India was the talk of the town a few years ago. Now, it has been confirmed by filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar. Ever since Ali announced the news on Twitter, there have been a lot many speculations about the film, its cast and a lot more. Director of the original, Shekhar Kapur recently also expressed his displeasure over the remake as neither he nor Anil was informed about the same. 

Now, Anil's daughter Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has expressed her disappointment over the remake and called it a 'disrespect'. Read her note here:



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Shekhar had earlier shared on twitter, "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."

Alia Abbas Zafar had excitedly announced his Mr. India trilogy on social media on February 17, 2020. He wrote, ‘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’

PeepingMoon had recently informed that Ranveer Singh will be stepping into the shoes of Anil Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan will play the iconic role of Mogambo.