Anil Kapoor and Boney Kapoor Not on the Same Page Regarding Mr India Remake?
The proposed remake of Mr India has created quite a flutter
The Mr India franchise that Zee Telefilms announced recently along with their accomplice, director Ali Abbas Zafar, seems to be causing quite a rift among those who worked closely to create the original classic feature film Mr India in 1987 starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in memorable roles.
First up, it was the original Mr India director Shekhar Kapoor who spoke against the project and later even threatened legal action against Zee. However, the film’s writer Javed Akhtar pulled up Shekhar Kapoor for the latter’s seeming hypocrisy. Meanwhile, Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor wrote a long Instagram post on why the remake was underhanded and how the original team behind the project was not informed at all. Now, it seems Mr India’s producer Boney Kapoor and Anil Kapoor too are not on the same page regarding the new version of Mr India.
Sources say, Boney gave his approval to the proposed project without taking his brother Anil into confidence. Being the producer, obviously, he had his own opinion on what should be done with the film. Says the informed source, “Technically, Boney is in the right. He’s the producer of Mr India. He doesn’t need to consult anyone before giving his approval. Boney shares a close working relationship with the Zee Network. So he allowed them to go ahead (with the new Mr India). But Anil, on hearing about the project, was aghast. And he’s right in being upset. He is not only the leading man of Mr India but also the producer’s brother.”
It remains to be seen if the differences of opinion between the two brothers will be resolved and if the movie will be getting made at all with all the forces against it. With Anil, Sonam and Shekhar on one side, coming out against the proposed project, the battle lines are clearly drawn.