Almost 30 years after Mr India released, actress Sridevi hinted at a possible sequel to the film in the future. Speaking at a promotional event for her upcoming film Mom, Sridevi said that the sequel with Anil Kapoor is definitely in the pipeline.
“It is too early to talk about it, but Mr India 2 is definitely on, because wherever we go, we are always asked about it, and it’s very rare to see such eagerness for a sequel. Mr India 2 will happen… I want Boneyji to make it. And I think he will do it. The story isn’t finalised yet, so it hasn’t reached a stage where we can say anything more about it,” she said.
Similarly, her husband and producer of the 1987 film Boney Kapoor, said something similar in an interview a few weeks ago. “People thought I was crazy to make a film like Mr India. Would I like to make Mr India 2? Yes, I would love to. I am itching to make a few more films like that.”
A Hindi science-fiction superhero film directed by Shekhar Kapur, it starred Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri in lead roles. The film was known for several of its lines and songs, including Sridevi’s Miss Hawa Hawaii performance, and Amrish Puri’s quote “mogambo khush hua“. It was also the highest grossing Indian film of 1987.
Sridevi, who sporadically takes up acting offers, has Mom releasing on July 7 in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. A crime thriller, the film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna, and others. Produced by Boney Kapoor and Sunil Manchanda, it is directed by Ravi Udaywar. AR Rahman is the music composer.