However, producer Boney Kapoor has found a suitable replacement for the role. He is desperate on roping in Salman Khan for the baddie role and says that the actor is kicked about the idea. “I have spoken to Salman about the idea and he is kicked about it. I want only him for the negative lead." says Boney
Boney agrees that Mr. India 2 wouldn't be the same without the deadly portrayal of 'Mogambo' by Amrish Puri, however he is confident that Salman has a great potential to play a bad man on screen. “But we need to finish the script and show him. I will be roping in international experts to create a very menacing look for him," Kapoor informs.
Giving out more details about Mr. India 2 project, which will be made in 3D and has a budget of 150 crores, Boney Kapoor says that the original director Shekhar Kapur will definitely be an integral part of the second installment. He also informs that he has plans of roping in son Arjun Kapoor and a newcomer, as his love interest, for the film.
On the insistence of Shekhar Kapur, the original writer duo Salim-Javed of Mr. India have collaborated again to write the science fiction film Mr. India 2. Interestingly, Mr India was the last script Salim-Javed ever wrote together. Though Boney did not reveal the story line of the film, he maintained that the original element of the film, 'an invisible man, fantastic dialogues and song' will definitely be integrated in the sci-fi. AR Rahman has been roped in to compose the music for Mr. India 2.
Boney will co-produce the sequel along with Sahara Motion Pictures.
Not only the movie lovers but also the industry experts and legends are excited about the sequel of the cult film Mr. India, which starred Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri. While Mr. India 2 will mark as the come back of the popular on-screen couple Sridevi and Anil, the role of the cult villian 'Mogambo', will definitely miss its original star Amrish Puri.