Sridevi Never Wanted A Mr India Sequel and it is true.
It is surprising that producer Boney Kapoor has agreed to be a silent accomplice in Zee Network and Ali Abbas Zafar’s plans to make Shekhar Kapoor’s 1987 iconic film Mr India into a franchise. I remember speaking to the late(and much missed) Sridevi about it. And she was vehemently opposed to the idea of any kind of extended life for Mr India.
The incandescent diva had said to me, “Mr India? I don’t think that can be remade or turned into a sequel. Such a film just happens. When we were working on it,we never thought it would turn out to be such an influential film. Even today people remember the film, Mogambo and my character of the talkative journalist. Everything just came together in Mr India. Such a happy situation is impossible to repeat.”
And now we have Boney Kapoor apparently giving his blessings to Zee Network and Ali Abbas Zafar.
According to a well-informed source, Boney was approached by Zee Network. He agreed to let them take the franchise forward.
This, when she was opposed to the idea of taking Mr India forward.