Initially, Anupam Kher was Mr. India,

Shekhar Kapur is a well-known director with a diverse filmography. ‘Sir. India, “a sci-fi fantasy film starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi, remains one of his most famous films to this day. In a recent interview, it was revealed that Anupam Kher, not Amrish Puri, was to play the villain of the film.

Kher had shared this little-known fact about the hit movie on Puri’s birthday. “In Mr. India, the role of Mogambo was offered to me before Amrish Puri. However, after a month or two, the filmmakers replaced me. When you’re kicked out of a movie, an actor usually feels bad, but when I watched Mr. India and saw Amrishji’s work as Mogambo, I thought the directors of the movie had taken the correct one. decision by casting it in their movie, ”the actor said in an interview, according to a report from Indian Express.

‘Sir. India ‘was critically and widely acclaimed in its early days, grossing Rs 100million against a budget of Rs 38million. The film became the second highest grossing feature film of the year. ‘Sir. India’s success sparked a host of remakes, including “En Rathathin Rathame” (1989) in Tamil and “Jai Karnataka” in Kannada.

‘Sir. India ‘was written by Salim-Javed and produced by Boney and Surinder Kapoor.

While ‘Mr. India ‘is the best-known film by director Shekhar Kapur, the filmmaker is also recognized for other well-received works such as’ Masoom ‘,’ Bandit Queen ‘,’ Elizabeth ‘,’ Elizabeth: The Golden Age ‘and’ New York, I love you ‘.