Bandit Queen

  • 'Paani' is a mission, says Shekhar Kapur December 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur, who is known for making films like 'Masoom', 'Mr India' and 'Bandit Queen', has termed his new work 'Paani' a mission. "'Paani' is a film, but much more. 'Paani' is a passion, but much more. 'Paani' is a mission," Kapur tweeted Saturday. The film is based in...
  • Seema Biswas to play the lead in 'Bandit Queen 2' July 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Ever since filmmaker Shekhar Kapur directed Seema Biswas as the dreaded bandit queen Phoolan Devi, way back in, the film became a household name. Now buzz is that a sequel to it is being planned. However, this time around Bobby Bedi will don the director’s hat. While the rest...
  • 'Patang' is not conventional: Seema Biswas June 15, 2012

    Washington: Acclaimed actor Seema Biswas of 'Bandit Queen' and 'Water' fame looks at Indian-American director Prashant Bhargava's award winning first feature film 'Patang' (Kite) as an extraordinary film. "It's not a conventional kind of film," she said of the film about family conflict set in Ahmedabad. "It's totally different, totally unique...
  • Phoolan's controversial legacy alive in UP polls February 23, 2012

    Kanpur: A huge coloured photograph of Phoolan Devi, the bandit queen-turned-MP who was shot dead 11 years ago in New Delhi, adorns the wall of the first floor office of a shoe showroom. "She was my 'Behenji' (sister). I will always remember and respect her," said Mohammed Asim, 44, owner...
  • Nusrat brought me closer to God: Shekhar Kapur November 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says working with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in Bandit Queen brought him closer to god. "Working with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the closest I got to god," Kapur wrote on microblogging site Twitter. The late music maestro had composed music for Kapur's 1994 film...
  • Bihar dacoit Shakuntala Devi turns Bhojpuri film star October 3, 2011

    Shakuntala Devi was once a dreaded dacoit in Bihar, but now she is the star of a Bhojpuri movie on Bandit Queen. ...
  • No 'Bandit Queen' without Mala Sen: Shekhar Kapur May 24, 2011

    Shekhar Kapur remembers Mala Sen, writer of his finest cinematic work Bandit Queen, and says he couldn't have made the film without her and that her intense attachment to unravelling Phoolan Devi's life was an amazing fulcrum in her life. Sen died on Monday of cancer at the Tata Memorial Hospital...
  • A film on female infanticide on the cards March 24, 2011

    Bandit Queen producer Bobby Bedi says he is yet again set to make a film as hard hitting as the critically acclaimed biopic made on Phoolan Devi. "One film I am doing is about female infanticide, set in Gujarat. It's as hard hitting as 'Bandit Queen'. I am working on it,"...
  • Nothing impossible for Dev Anand and me: Shekhar Kapur December 15, 2009

    Mumbai: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who has made up with his uncle Dev Anand after eight years, describes the legendary actor as a "karmyogi, completely fearless" and says he is in many ways like the evergreen star. "It was a time of great reflection for me. As I looked back,...
  • Mumbai’s serial killer Stoneman comes on-screen February 5, 2008

    Mumbai: After capturing a slice of reality on the big screen with Bandit Queen years ago, producer Bobby Bedi is set to bring yet another real incident to celluloid. The film titled, Stoneman, looks at Mumbai's dreaded serial killer of the 80s. The space around Sion hospital in Mumbai was...