February 24, 2018 left a hole in the hearts of Bollywood cinephilles. It was the day that one of the most enigmatic actresses of the Hindi film industry, Sridevi passed away due to accidental drowning.
Mid-Day has reported that Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor and their daughter Janhvi Kapoor held a puja to mark her second death anniversary. Khushi could not make it to the puja because she is abroad studying. Later in the day, Boney may announce the details of the reboot to her iconic movie Mr. India, as a tribute to her.
A few days back, filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar had taken to Twitter to announce the remake of Mr. India with a trilogy film series. However, Mr. India's original director Shekar Kapur expressed his disappointment with the announcement. He took to Twitter to write that no one sought his permission to make Mr. India 2. He speculated that the makers must be using the title only to get a big opening weekend because the original creators of a film must give permission to use the same story and characters.
In his latest tweet, Shekar questioned how there can be another Mogambo. Sharing a picture of Amrish Puri as the iconic character Mogambo, he wrote, "Kya Kaha? Mr India 2 ?? Is duniya mein koi aur Mogambo bhi hai ??" (sic).
Kya Kaha? Mr India 2 ?? Is duniya mein koi aur Mogambo bhi hai ?? pic.twitter.com/Q0Bk6B8Vlq— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 23, 2020
It only remains to be seen whether Boney Kapoor will give his blessing to the film by making an announcement in its favour.
Last year too, the Kapoor family had held a puja for Sridevi, not on February 24, but on February 14. The rituals were done in her maternal home in Chennai, and it was attended by Boney, Janhvi, Khushi and other members of the Kapoor family including Anil and Sanjay Kapoor.