Sonam Kapoor on Mr India remake: Disrespectful
Days after Ali Abbas Zafar announced the remake of Sridevi and Anil Kapoor’s 1987 blockbuster ‘Mr India’, Sonam Kapoor lashed out at the filmmaker for not “bothering to consult” her father or Shekhar Kapur, the director of the original film, about the same. In a strongly-worded statement posted on social media, the 34-year-old actress said that Anil Kapoor or she weren’t aware that the film was being remade until Ali Abbas Zafar announced it.
“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.
She said that it was important for the team to keep her father and Shekhar Kapur informed about the remake as it is a part of their legacy.
“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.