No Sridevi, No Sequel to Mr India, Confirms Shekhar Kapoor
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No Sridevi, No Sequel to Mr India, Confirms Shekhar Kapoor

There were plans to recreate the magic of the sci-fi film that relased in the mid-80s

The  big plans of doing a sequel to Shekhar Kapoor’s 1985 blockbuster, the evergreen Mr India are finally over. It is reliably learnt that the Kapoor brothers Boney and Anil who had  produced and starred, respectively, in the original Mr India have taken a collective decision to shelve the  idea.A  source  close to the development  reveals, “It makes no sense  to have a sequel without Sridevi. It’s like Mother India  without Nargis,  Or  Agra without the  Taj Mahal. Mr India is so closely associated with three main actors Anil Kpoor, Amrish Puri  and Sridevi. With two of them  gone it would be  impossible to  recreate  the magic  of  the original. Boney and Anil have decided to call off the sequel plans.”

Confirming his own withdrawal from  the  project Shekhar  Kapoor who directed Mr India to eternal fame  in 1987 says, “I don’t know what is happening with that project or what Boney’s plans are. I was never going to direct the sequel. Now with Sridevi  no more, the question doesn’t arise.”

It looks like  many dreams died along with Sridevi. Mr India being one of them. RIP.

Mr India was a sci-fi film about an man who gets a gadget to become invisible. He then uses his power to destroy a maniacal villain who wants to conquer India. The film was a huge hit when released, especially among children and established Sridevi as the no. 1 heroine of her times. Her iconic dance numbers Kaante Nahi Katte and Hawa Hawai are popular even today.

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