Renowned director Shekhar Kapur has a rich and flexible filmography. But even today, one of his most popular films continues to be the science fiction film starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, Mr. India. But did you know that one of the most famous characters in the movie, Mogambo, was originally supposed to play Anupam Kher?
Yes, you read that right. In an earlier interview with the IANS news agency, Kher revealed these trivia about the 1987 film.
On the occasion of Puri’s birthday, Kher had revealed this little-known information about the hit film. “In mainland India, the role of Mogambo was offered to me before Amris Puri. However, after a month or two, the filmmakers replaced me. “When they put you in a movie, an actor generally feels bad, but when I watched Mr. India and saw Amrishji’s work as Mogambo then, I thought the filmmakers made the right decision by putting him in their movie,” he said. was then reported by IANS.
Following his release, Mr. India won both critical and commercial recognition, earning 100 million rupees against a budget of 38 million. The film ended up becoming the second highest grossing film of the year. Mr. India’s success sparked multiple remakes – En Rathathin Rathame (1989) in Tamil Nadu and Jai Karnataka in Canada were later released.
Written by Salim-Javed, Mr. India was funded by Boney and Surinder Kapoor.
Although Mr. India may be the most beloved film from the filmography of director Shekhar Kapur, the director is also known for organizing other highly successful projects such as Masoom, Bandit Queen, Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and New York, I Love You .
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