Film director Shekhar Kapur . Image Source: IANS

February 22 : Ever since Zee Studio and filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced the remake of iconic Bollywood film, ‘Mr India’, the team has been facing severe backlash on social media, not only from fans but from the original maker as well, Shekhar Kapur.

Shekhar Kapur has lashed out the makers of the reboot. The filmmaker shared a post expressing his displeasure at the news of ‘Mr India’ remake. According to him, he hasn’t been consulted for the film called Mr. India 2.

Filmmaker 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”

The filmmaker was replying to a fan, who wasn’t very happy about the film announcement.

Alia Abbas Zafar had excitedly announced his ‘Mr India’ trilogy on social media. 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”

Apparently this reboot isn’t sitting well with fans and original makers and cast.

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