: Mr India reboot has been a topic of discussion in Bollywood ever since its announcement. Ali Abbas Zafar who announced the remake of Anil Kapoor starrer iconic film, Mr India has been at the receiving end of criticism for not consulting the makers of the original film. A few days ago, Shekhar Kapoor, who directed the film, had called out the makers for not seeking his permission. Replying to a tweet, Shekhar had written, "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."
Now, Sonam Kapoor has taken her Instagram handle to call out Ali Abbas Zafar. Sharing her displeasure, Sonam wrote, "A lot of people have been asking me about the Mr. India remake. Honestly, my father didn't even know the film was being remade, we found out about it through social media when @aliabbaszafar tweeted, It's quite disrespectful and underhanded if it is true since no one bothered to consult my father or Shekhar uncle, two people who played a major role in making the film what it was and is."
'It's sad because that was a film made with heart and hard work and is very sentimental to my father, beyond commerce and announcements, it's a part of his legacy. I should hope that respect for someone's work and contribution is still as important to us as a big weekend at the box office," Sonam further added.
Ali Abbas Zafar had earlier announced his Mr India trilogy on twitter. Sharing the news, 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."
Meanwhile, it is not clear who actually owns the right of the film.