MR.INDIA gave Anil Kapoor, Shekhar Kapur a friend for life

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MR.INDIA lead actor Anil Kapoor says the Hindi movie gave him a friend for life in filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, whose 72nd birthday fell on Wednesday.

Anil tweeted: "I've had the opportunity to work with Shekhar Kapur just once, but once was enough to know that this man is a master storyteller.

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"MR INDIA gave the world a taste of his genius and it gave me a friend for life. Happy Birthday my friend," Anil added of Shekhar, who commented: "Yes Anil… A friend for life."

Shekhar added: "There was such joy in the making of 'Mr India'. Such belief. I guess after all these years, the joy still shows through on screen.

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"It's so wonderful we were all blessed to give kids something to enjoy and love for generations that will survive us."

Released in 1987, MR INDIA tells the story of a man, Arun, who strives to raise a group of orphaned children. After losing one of them, he uses his inventor father's invisibility watch to fight crime and corruption.

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Shekhar, also known for movies like MASOOM and BANDIT QUEEN, made his mark internationally by helming ELIZABETH and ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE".

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