Looking forward to see Mr.India sequel: Shekhar Kapur
The filmmaker opines that a new director should helm the sequel as it would bring in a new perspective
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, whose 1987 movie Mr. India has passed the test of time generation after generation, says he would love to see a sequel directed by someone with a fresh perspective.
"I think somebody will make it... Boney Kapoor and Anil Kapoor have been talking about it, and I think there should be a new director who takes a new perspective," Kapur stated.
He knows many expect him to make the sequel, but said: "You can't copy a film, and I have also moved on in life. Though I would love to see one (a sequel of the film)."
Mr. India, starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri and Satish Kaushik in pivotal roles, is the story of a poor but big-hearted man who takes orphans into his home.
After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save the children and all of India from the clutches of a villain.The movie continues to remain iconic till date.
Kapur said he feels surprised when people come to him and say, "Sir, let's make Mr. India again, it will mint Rs 300 crore in three weeks. I question them as to what are they talking about. The film has lasted 30 years and they are talking about three weeks", Kapur recounted.
"I still don't understand what they're talking about. I think that the whole nature (of the filmmaking business here) has changed. We made a film to last as long as it could. I don't know how to make a film that lasts three weeks or four weeks. So, I really think somebody else should make it," he added.
Kapur is currently busy with Little Dragon, a movie on martial arts expert Bruce Lee's growing up years. He also stated that his big dream is to make a film series on Lord Krishna.