Anil Kapoor resurrects iconic 'Mr. India' character
After 36 years, Anil Kapoor returns as "Mr India" in a new Google Pixel commercial, reviving the beloved character from the 1987 film directed by Shekhar Kapur. While it's not for a sequel, the ad has fans clamoring for one as they are amazed by how Anil Kapoor appears ageless in the "Mr India" persona.
In the commercial, Arun Verma's (played by Anil Kapoor) young associate, Jugal, ventures into a haunted mansion and accidentally knocks over an ornate vase. Instead of shattering on the floor, the vase mysteriously hovers in the air and is gently returned to its original position. Then, Anil Kapoor emerges as Mr India, the character with the power of invisibility thanks to a special bracelet. The iconic Mr. India theme music plays in the background as Anil makes his appearance.
Anil Kapoor shared the video on his Instagram with a heartfelt caption, reflecting on time's passage and presence of the "Mr India" character. Fans couldn't help but express their excitement, many demanding a sequel to the beloved film. Even Mr. India's producer and Anil's elder brother, Boney Kapoor, hinted at a sequel in the works, while Shekhar Kapur, the film's original director, playfully wondered how Mr. India seems to have found the secret to eternal youth.