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Confirmed: No Mr India sequel without Sridevi

SNS | New Delhi |

The makers Mr India have confirmed that there will be no sequel to the 1987 hit starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi now that Sridevi is no more. The actor died in Dubai on February 24 this year.

Remember Sridevi’s steamy song in the rain, I Love You, and Mogambo’s popular dialogue “Mogambo Khush Hua!” from the film, Mr India? The film is still popular, as as it was the first superhero film of Bollywood. Rumours were doing the rounds that a sequel to the original film would be made.

The makers of Mr India have, however, now trashed all rumours and said they cannot imagine a sequel to Mr India without Sridevi.

Earlier, there were rumours that the makers of the film will be coming out with a sequel to the film starring Anil and Sridevi with Salman Khan and Arjun Kapoor also roped in to play pivotal roles in the film.

Anil Kapoor and his brother Boney Kapoor, Sridevi’s husband, confirmed that it made no sense to make a sequel without the leading lady of the film, Sridevi. They said it would be meaningless to make a film with a replacement, which would put a big question mark on the actor’s legacy.

According to a report in The India Wire, Director Shekhar Kapur, who directed the film back in 1987, also backed up the confirmation made by Boney and Anil. “The question doesn’t even arise,” he said.

“Mr India had always been the project of the main trio – Amrish Puri, Sridevi and Anil Kapoor; and any sequel created with a new cast replacing two of the main trio will not have the same magic as the original film,” a source close to the film unit said.

Sridevi passed away on February 24, a couple of days after attending the marriage of her nephew, Mohit Marwah, in Dubai. Sridevi was 54 at the time of her demise.

Sridevi is survived by her husband Boney and two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.