Shah Rukh Khan turns down role of Mogambo in ‘Mr India’ sequel?

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ZEE Studios announced on Monday that it will be producing a sequel to the cult classic ‘Mr India’, which will be helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

Since the news emerged, Ranveer Singh playing the titular role and Shah Rukh Khan as Mogambo has been doing the rounds. However, it seems superstar Khan has turned the role to play the antagonist in the film.

A source told Deccan Chronicle, “Director Ali Abbas Zafar approached Shah Rukh for Mogambo’s role in Mr India, but Shah Rukh declined the role. It would be foolhardy for him to take on an iconic role like Mogambo, which Amrish Puri has immortalised. It would be stupid of any actor to touch that role. Shah Rukh, in any case, is not doing any negative roles.”

ZEE Studios revealed in a statement about the film. It said, “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.”

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