Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3D sequel to Mr India

 When Mr India was released back in the mid eighties, the advent of SFX into Bollywood was still a long way off.

But in terms of visual appeal, right from Sridevi’s romantic love song with an invisible man, avenging Hanuman statues and a myriad other thrills, basically camera tricks, it managed to tickle a generation of movie watchers. And now producer Boney Kapoor, who is readying a sequel (Mr India 2), is going the whole hog - not only has he decided to incorporate the best SFX available today, but he will also shoot the film in 3D. “I want to take this film to the highest level. 3D would be a terrific experience with this kind of subject. We were toying with the idea for a long time, but finalised things only a few days ago,” reveals Boney.

The sequel will star Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in the lead role (they were last seen together in the 1997 Judaai) while Salman Khan will play the larger than life villain.

Since a lot rides on technology, the budget of the film has shot up to nearly Rs 100 crore. “Yes. That’s true. I am also bringing down foreign technicians to do Salman’s look. He will be seen in a negative role that will be remembered for a long time. It’s also something he has never been attempted on this scale before. Even for us, it will be a big challenge to project Salman as a negative character,” adds Boney. The film will also star a young couple. “I have not zeroed in on who it will be, but they could be known faces. I still have to finalise the director. Currently, two writers are busy completing two separate scripts. I will be choosing one of them,” says Boney.

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