Ali took his social media handle and 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!”
He further shared, “It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character that has been loved by Indians for so many years. I have just commenced working on the script, no actor has been locked till now, once the first draft of the script is ready, we will begin the casting process. The film involves massive amounts of pre-production and will go on floor early next year.”
However, the announcement didn’t go well with the original Mr. India director Shekhar Kapur. Shekhar directed the legendary film starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and Amrish Puri.
Expressing his anger he wrote, “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.”
It was a long lost dream of producer Boney Kapoor to make a remake of Mr. India. However, no reaction has been out from the producer on Shekhar Kapoor’s outrage, this trilogy seems to be going forward.
There are rumors that Ranveer Singh may step into Anil Kapoor’s shoes to play Mr. India’s character.