Ali Abbas Zafar reveals Katrina Kaif’s Superhero film will follow Mr. India 2, says film isn’t a remake of Shekhar Kapur’s Mr India

There was a time in Bollywood when everything was either labelled as ‘Remake’ or ‘Reboot’ version of the original content that had been made in late 90s. Originality lost hope in this new gen Bollywood industry and in this row Ali Abbas Zafar was slammed by Sonam Kapoor and Shekhar Kapoor for helming a movie titled Mr. India without informing the original cast and team members about the same.

But now Bharat director finally broke his silence on this movie and cleared the air that his movie is not a remake or a reboot of 1987 Anil Kapoor’s Mr. India but rather it is an original movie having no relation with the former one.

In an interaction with Mumbai Mirror he said, “It’s a completely new film, we are just calling it Mr India. My film is essentially about the common man fighting a mighty villain, but done in a cool, hip way, using science and technology and being relevant to today’s social scenario.”

Ali is currently focused on his Katrina Kaif starrer superhero film which will be followed by Mr India. In the same interview, when he was asked if he is planning to make a superhero universe just like Marvels to which he said, “Yes, I am creating a superhero universe, beginning with Katrina’s film. We then move to Mr India, which will carry forward bits from Katrina’s film, and we are developing two more characters. My third superhero is rooted in Indian mythology and the fourth comes from the Indian army.”

Ali didn’t reveal the male lead opposite Katrina in the superhero film nor his choice for the role of the new Mr India. He was asked if he would collaborate with Salman Khan again in the same interview, the director dropped a few hints, saying, “I love him like an elder brother and will work with him again, very soon.”

Reacting to the news of Mr India recreation, Shekhar Kapur had earlier said on Twitter, “No one has even asked me or mentioned to me about this film called Mr India 2. I can only guess that they are using the title to get a big weekend. For they cannot use the characters/story without permission from the original creators of the film.”

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