There are many movies that create a buzz right from the word go, and the remake of ‘Mr India’ is no different. However, it has been grabbing attention for all the wrong reasons. Just recently, Sonam Kapoor criticised director Ali Abbas Zafar for announcing the very movie without asking her father Anil Kapoor, who was the protagonist in 1987’s sci-fi film ‘Mr India’, and now the film’s director Shekhar Kapur has expressed his concern about creative rights in his tweets.

His tweet read – “We sit with writers from day one but are not the writer. Help actors hone performances but are not actors. Develop and create visual language of film. Slave hours over editing consoles. Directors lead and inspire every aspect of a film and have no creative rights?” and added the hashtag #MrIndia.”

The tweet caught attention of one and all on the micro blogging site, and thus, director Kunal Kohli wrote: “Javed Akhtar won a hard fought battle for the rights of lyricists and writers. Its time we did the same?”

To this Shekhar Kapur replied: “Yes. It’s time to test this legally… Let’s do it.”

Further, in one of his previous tweets, Shekhar Kapur clarified that no one even asked him about ‘Mr India 2’. He wrote – “No one has even asked me or mentioned to me about this film called Mr India 2. I can only guess that they using the title to get a big weekend. For they cannot use the characters/story without permission from the original creators of the film.”

‘Mr India’, which was released in 1987, featured Anil Kapoor and late Sridevi in the lead. On February 17, Ali Abbas Zafar announced its remake and left the makers and the actors of the original movie disappointed.





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