Director says the films will not be remakes
Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar said producer and Janhvi Kapoor’s father Boney Kapoor would be really happy if she steps into her late mother Sridevi’s role for the upcoming Mr India trilogy, India’s ETimes reported.
When asked if the trilogy had a connection with the 1987 original starring Sridevi and Anil Kapoor, Zafar said it will be entirely different.
“It has nothing to do with Anil Kapoor’s Mr India, it’s a new sci-fi film with a big budget and high production value. We want to create characters like the Avengers. This Mr India will be of international standards.”
Zafar said the films will be made by Boney in collaboration with Zee Studios and the shooting will take place both in India and abroad. “A large part of it will be on the sets as it will be very heavy on special effects.”
Zafar announced the trilogy last year and said helming the project will be a “huge” responsibility. “It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character that has been loved by Indians for so many years,” he tweeted. Sridevi played a journalist in the movie.
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!
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) February 17, 2020
Jahnvi’s last release was Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020), based on the life of a helicopter pilot and Kargil War veteran.
She will be seen next in Karan Johar’s Dostana 2 and Roohi Afzana.