'No one bothered to ask my father or Shekar Kapur': Sonam Kapoor slams Ali Abbas Zafar on Mr India remake

author_img R Vargese Published :  22nd February 2020 03:11 PM   |   Published :   |  22nd February 2020 03:11 PM
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Sonam Kapoor and Ali Abbas

Actress Sonam Kapoor is miffed about filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar’s announcement to remake Mr India. Taking to social media to voice her opinion, the Neeraja actress said that she found it disrespectful since no one bothered to consult her actor-father Anil Kapoor, who featured in the original, and acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur, who helmed the popular 1987 movie.

"A lot of people have been me asking me about the "Mr India remake". Honestly, my father didn't even know that the film was being remade, we found about it through social media when Ali Abbas Zafar 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," Sonam wrote.

"It is sad because that was a film made with heart and hardwork 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," she added.

The announcement about the remake came earlier in the week, when Zafar tweeted: "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!"

The original director Shekhar Kapur had also expressed his concern on Twitter.

He 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."

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