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With Sridevi no more, Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor decide to shelve Mr. India 2

May 15th, 2018 | by Manisha Surange
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With Sridevi no more, Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor decide to shelve Mr. India 2
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Legendary actress Sridevi’s untimely death has left fans devastated. The actress was in planning stages to take up films such as Mr. India 2, a sequel to the 1987 film blockbuster Mr. India.

In February 2012, the late actor’s husband and movie producer Boney Kapoor had announced that he was planning a sequel for the movie in which Anil Kapoor and Sridevi were to reprise their roles. But sadly now with Sridevi no more, Boney Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, who had produced the prequel together, have collectively decided to shelve the project.

“It makes no sense to have a sequel without Sridevi. It’s like Mother India without Nargis, or Agra without the Taj Mahal. Mr. India is so closely associated with three main actors Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Sridevi. And with two of them gone it would be impossible to recreate the magic of the original. Boney and Anil have decided to call off the sequel plans,” a source close to the project was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.

In 2012, Boney Kapoor had made an announced that Salman Khan and Arjun Kapoor have been chosen to play negative roles and has said that the sequel was still in the scripting phase of pre-production. The movie, which would have been shot in 3D, was going to be directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

Shekhar Kapur, who directed the 1987 science fiction thriller, also said that there is no point of him directing the sequel after Sridevi’s death.

“I don’t know what is happening with that project or what Boney’s plans are. I was never going to direct the sequel. Now with Sridevi no more, the question doesn’t arise,” Shekhar Kapur said.

Sridevi played the role of a journalist named Seema Soni who starts living in Anil Kapoor’s house as his first tenant while in search of solitude and a quiet location. In 2013, she won Filmfare Special Award as the lead actress in the film as the idea of award ceremonies didn’t exist back in 1987.

Earlier, it was also announced that Sridevi had started preparing for her role in Mr. India 2 and was reportedly figuring out the costumes and other aspects in the film.

But the Kapoors have finally decided to let go of Mr. India 2.

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