MUMBAI: The ‘Mr India’ sequel which would bring together Anil Kapoor and Sridevi along with Boney’s son Arjun Kapoor and a new girl is on hold. Admits Boney, “At the moment my complete attention is on starting the ‘No Entry’ sequel.”
Apparently Salman Khan agreed to do the sequel ‘No Entry Mein Entry’ only after Boney and Anees agreed to some radical changes in the script suggested by Salman.
For the first time in recent years Salman will shoot for two films simultaneously—Boney’s ‘No Entry Mein Entry’ and Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’—from June 2013.
Says Boney, “From now till June when ‘No Entry Mein Entry’ starts our focus would be entirely on that project.”
As for the sequel to ‘Mr India’, says a source close to producer Boney Kapoor, “Mr India 2 needs to develop Sridevi’s role further. It would in all probability be Sri’s first post ‘English Vinglish’ film and it has to have a substantial well-etched role for her. The script that was being developed had a fair amount of space for Sri and Anil Kapoor. But not enough to justify their presence.”
Admits Boney, “It is a responsibility, specially after ‘English Vinglish’. Whatever Sri does next has to be on a par with if not better than ‘English Vinglish’. So yes, we’re re-working the ‘Mr India 2’ script. Sri’s character in the original film of a zany journalist had been immensely liked. We are looking at how her role can be taken forward keeping in mind the years in the interim.”
“We need to go carefully on ‘Mr India 2’. The script has to be better than the first film and the special effects would have to be on a par with with Hobbit and Superman,” adds Kapoor.