B-town buzz: Time for Shekhar Kapur to take the legal route against the Mr. India reboot?
After expressing his concern on Twitter, Shekhar Kapur now might take the legal route against the makers of the new Mr. India.
Shekhar Kapur isn't willing to hang up his boots after merely making evident his displeasure over being kept in the dark about the remake of Mr. India. After Sonam Kapoor criticised the move, Kapur, who helmed the iconic film, suggested he may take legal action against the makers of Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial venture. When director Kunal Kohli suggested Kapur explore a legal route, he responded: "Yes. It's time to test this legally. Let's do it." Sonam Kapoor also tweeted a few days ago how her father and the original Mr. India, Anil Kapoor, had no idea this reboot was in the works. Zafar hasn't commented on it till now.
Take a look at Kohli and Kapur's tweets right here:
@Javedakhtarjadu won a hard fought battle for the rights of lyricists & writers. Its time we did the same?— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) February 22, 2020
Yes. It’s time to test this legally .. let’s do it .. https://t.co/b0GXWYWvks— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 22, 2020
Lots of love, from Rahman
Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, who has turned writer and producer with 99 Songs, will be introducing 15 original tracks through the musical romance. "This film is coming at the right time. With so many remixes being the norm these days, I'm looking forward to seeing audiences' reception to the original compositions. 99 Songs has 15 original tracks; I am eager to see how well they receive it. Audience support and encouragement will motivate us to make even more beautiful music and movies," he said.
Shikara composer bags next
Kabir Singh co-producer Ashwin Varde has roped inmusic director Sandesh Shandilya for his next untitled film. Varde reportedly was impressed with Shandilya's work in the recently released, Shikara. "He is among the finest musical talents we have. His songs have a special touch. I am happy to be working with him and am sure he will create exceptional music," Varde said.
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