Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says if he had the rights to his 1987 hit Mr India, he would have made a second half by now that will nonetheless be rooted within the unique movie, albeit a special story.
Starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri, Mr India was a sci-fi motion film produced by Boney Kapoor and Surinder Kapoor. According to studies, a sequel, titled Mr India 2, was introduced in 2011.
In 2020, Zee Studios had introduced they’ve signed Ali Abbas Zafar to helm a trilogy Mr India, a re-imagining of the cult traditional movie. The standing of this undertaking is at present unknown.
Besides his Elizabeth movie collection, Kapur stated he hasn’t consciously stayed away from churning out IP (Intellectual Property) pushed content material however he doesn’t need to remake a movie.
“Problem is I’m all the time on the lookout for journey. ‘Jo kahani bana li use dobara kyun banayein?’ What drives me is the journey of the unknown and an IP turns into identified, then you’ve got an dependancy.
“And it has to be somewhere close, otherwise people say how is it the same… If I had the rights to ‘Mr India’, I would have done a ‘Mr India 2’ by now. But I don’t,” the 76-year-old director stated on the sidelines of the Media and Entertainment Fortnight at India Pavilion in the course of the EXPO2020 Dubai right here.
Kapur is now set to direct the collection adaptation of Amish Tripathi’s critically-acclaimed e book collection “Shiva Trilogy”.
“I’ve never tried to create an IP, but I think it’s time to do it,” the FTII president added.
The director additionally revealed that he all the time envisioned the interval movie franchise Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett because the titular British monarch, as a trilogy.
“First one is about when she becomes the queen and questions the divine right to rule, the second, when there’s a power tussle between King Philip of Spain and her,” he added.
The third movie within the collection, which he teased he hasn’t made “yet”, would see Queen Elizabeth I in her outdated age.
“It’s well known that Elizabeth was very scared of laying down in bed because (she thought) she would die. She wouldn’t go to bed for a while. The fear was if you die, you’re like everybody else then where does the divine right go? What’s the idea of immortality if you’re famous? This is the third film I haven’t made yet,” Kapur stated.
Up subsequent for the director is What’s Love Gotta Do With It?, a cross-cultural rom-com about love and marriage, set between London and South Asia. It stars Lily James, Emma Thompson, Sajal Ali, Shazad Latif, Rob Brydon, Shabana Azmi and Asim Chaudhry.
According to Kapur, the movie is anticipated to be launched in theatres by mid-2022.
What attracted him to the story of the British film, penned by Jemima Khan, was its premise that “what we all are looking for is intimacy”, he added.
“What we have done is that we have made any sense of intimacy sexual. I’ve discovered that what a lot of young girls and boys are looking for is intimacy. They confuse between the two (intimacy and sex).”
Kapur’s long-in-the-works movie Paani (Water) has been rechristened to “Flow” following a world funding, he stated, including that the brand new identify is “an apt title”.
“Water is a metaphor for flow. When you don’t allow life to flow, it festers. If you don’t allow money to flow, it becomes a monopoly. Even if you dam the water, it will start festering. Life is a flow,” he added.