- Sridevi and Anil Kapoor will reprise their roles
- 'We wanted a solid plot, and we have got it,' said a source
- Sridevi will reportedly begin shooting after MOM's release
In Mr India, Anil Kapoor featured as Arun, a violinist who is also in charge of orphans residing in his beachside bungalow while Sridevi played the feisty reporter Seema, who had a room rented in Arun's house. Arun turned into the titular superhero by night owing to a breakthrough scientific discovery - Mr India is hailed as the first major science-fiction movie to be made in Bollywood. Both Sridevi and Mr Kapoor will reprise their roles in the new instalment while actors who will represent the younger generation are yet to be cast, reported Deccan Chronicle. The film recently clocked 30 years in Bollywood.
Directed by Shekhar Kapur, the 1987 film was instantly loved by all and still continues to be a favourite of many. While we would love Mr Kapur to have helmed the new one, he's refused to be part of the sequel, reported Deccan Chronicle. According to Deccan Chronicle, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Ravi Udyawar, who has directed Sridevi in MOM are being considered to be placed in the director's chair. The film is also expected to be produced by Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor, who financed the original.
Meanwhile, Sridevi's MOM is scheduled to hit theatres on July 7 while Anil Kapoor will soon be seen in Mubarakan.