The cult classic, Mr India is set for a reboot. Yes, you heard this right, Boney Kapoor has himself confirmed that he is planning a Mr India reboot and has expressed that after the death of wife, Sridevi, he has more reason to do so.
"The idea is to create a reboot first, and then, make a franchise of it. It needs to be made more contemporary. We have a basic structure in mind. We haven't decided on a timeline yet, but intend to make it soon." stated Boney Kapoor
Boney also highlighted how the film contributed to bringing about a change in Sridevi's image. He said, "While Sri was considered a glamorous star earlier, the audience's perception of her changed after Mr India, then on, she was seen as a powerful actress. Anil too became more legitimate a performer with the film. After Sridevi, I have even more reason to make the film now."
The producer is also open to the director and the cast of the original joining the reboot. "If Shekhar Kapur is free, he can direct it. The cast and crew made the film what it was, and if anyone from the original line-up wants to be part of it, they can join us again," added the filmmaker.
Anil had kicked off the rumours of uniting with Shekhar Kapur for Mr India sequel by sharing a picture of his meeting with the director. He had captioned the picture, "Discussing the look for the next Mr India 2, or another movie together."
Shekar too responded to this post and expressed his keenness to kick start the project. If all this was not indicative enough, a day before, Anil had shared a collage of pictures to mark 32 years of the film and pay a tribute to late action master Veeru Devgan who died on Monday.
He wrote with it, "Mr India was made iconic by its children friendly action scenes and Veeru's Midas touch. I want to dedicate its 32nd anniversary to the man who made these unforgettable moments possible. Veeru Devgan was an amazing man and I am I'm lucky to have worked with him. He is sorely missed."
The 1987 cult classic starred Sridevi opposite Boney Kapoor's brother Anil Kapoor and featured late Amrish Puri as the iconic villain, Mogambo.