BOLLYWOOD: Salman Khan’s director Ali Abbas Zafar, who has helmed films such as Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, will create the Mr India trilogy series. The new series will be based on the characters of the iconic 1987 film Mr India.
Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios has clarified that the project is neither a sequel or remake of the Anil Kapoor-starrer. We are excited to have Ali on board for Mr India. This is not a ‘part 2’ or a remake of the older film as recently reported in some sections of the media, but a re-imagining of the iconic classic.”
Mumbai Mirror had reported that Katrina Kaif would most likely star in the Mr India trilogy series.
If the rumor is said to be true then this will be the fourth collaboration with director Ali Abbas Zafar. Katrina previously starred in Zafar’s other directorial Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, followed by spy thriller Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat.
The original Mr India stars Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Satish Kaushik, is directed by Shekhar Kapur and written by Salim-Javed.
The story-line is where Anil Kapoor plays a man who takes care of orphaned children at his home. After he discovers an invisibility device that his late father, who was a scientist, had created, he uses it to save his children from the evil megalomaniac Mogambo whose aim is to conquer India.
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Zafar is currently busy with the production of his digital debut starring Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. The Amazon Prime Video series, which is a political thriller, also stars Sunil Grover, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.