Knocking off all our Monday blues, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai fame director Ali Abbas Zafar is set to re-imagine the classic, Mr India that initially starred Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in the lead. The news instantly set fans speculating as the 1987 cult classic will reportedly be set in the contemporary superhero world. Also Read - Abhijeet Bhattacharya on Rift With Shah Rukh Khan: I am Not His Voice | Exclusive

Taking to his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh dropped the new update. He shared, “BIGGG NEWS… Zee Studios confirms a trilogy: #MrIndia with Ali Abbas Zafar… He will write and direct the film… Ali is currently working on the script and building the superhero universe… Once the script is locked, makers will sign actors/technicians. (sic).” Also Read - Suhana Khan Shares Unseen Childhood Pic of Herself Kissing Shah Rukh Khan Cutely, Superstar Misses His Baby

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The original film was helmed by Shekhar Kapur featuring Anil Kapoor in the titular role opposite Sridevi while Amrish Puri played the antagonist. Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel spilled the beans on the upcoming film which will be written and directed by Ali. he told PTI, “We are excited to have Ali on board for Mr. India. This is not a ‘part 2’ or a remake of the older film as recently reported in some sections of the media, but a re-imagining of the iconic classic.”

While rumours of Shah Rukh Khan or Ranveer Singh leading the film float across the grapevine, Ali told PTI, “It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character that has been loved by Indians for so many years. I have just commenced working on the script, no actor has been locked till now, once the first draft of the script is ready, we will begin the casting process. The film involves massive amounts of pre-production and will go on floor early next year.”