SHEKHAR KAPUR

  • Wish they still made films like 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge': Shekhar Kapur December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: As "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" is ready to complete 1,000 weeks in theatre, internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur praised the top grosser of 1995 saying "the film defined a generation". DDLJ, as the romantic drama is called, was Aditya Chopra's directorial debut. It will compete 1,000 weeks Dec 12. "#ddlj1000weeks...
  • IFFI 2014: Best and worst moments from the film festival December 1, 2014

    Whether it is the selection of films, stars who flew down to Goa or the masterclass celebrities conducted for the delegates, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India turned out to be a perfect event for those who wanted to understand both Indian and international cinema. Read on...
  • IFFI 2014: Shekhar Kapur discusses the relationship between chaos and creativity with Manoj Bajpayee, Sudhir Mishra November 30, 2014

    "How many of you are creative? How many of you have thought of being creative?" These were a few questions with which noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur started his masterclass on 'What is creativity? How do you describe the act of creation?' at IFFI 2014. "I'm asking you these questions because...
  • IFFI 2014: Satish Kaushik appreciates Shekhar Kapur for his creative style November 24, 2014

    Panaji: It doesn't take too long to detect the camaraderie that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur shares with Satish Kaushik. And when the two interacted during a master class at IFFI 2014, it turned out to be an entertaining and enriching experience for the delegates. Satish, who introduced himself as...
  • IFFI 2014: Shekhar Kapur, Raj Kumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra to attend Day 1 November 21, 2014

    Panaji: If the inaugural ceremony of 45th IFFI saw the presence of stalwarts Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan, actors Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon and political leaders Arun Jaitely, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Manohar Parrikar and others, the first day will also not miss the glamour. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will share his perspective...
  • 'Elizabeth' filmmaker Shekhar Kapur roped in to direct adventure saga 'Tiger's Curse' November 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Critically-acclaimed Indian director Shekhar Kapur of 'Elizabeth' fame has been roped in to direct an adventure saga titled 'Tiger's Curse'. The project will be introduced by Lotus Entertainment at the American Film Market, reports Variety.com. Based on the first in a series of novels by Colleen Houck, 'Tiger's Curse' has...
  • Shekhar Kapur to direct fantasy andventure drama 'Tiger's Curse' November 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Director Shekhar Kapoor is all set to direct a fantasy andventure drama 'Tiger's Curse'. The film, to be produced by Lotus Entertainment, is based on a series of bestselling novels by Colleen Houck. The story centers around a teenage girl who, while working at a circus, encounters a white...
  • Shekhar Kapur and I had a lot of arguments, but it was worth it. It is a timeless film: Anil Kapoor on screening 'Mr India' at Indiana University October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anil Kapoor describes the experience of screening his 1987 film "Mr. India" for students and staff members of Indiana University in the US as "amazing". He flew all the way to Indiana Oct 7 for the special screening of the iconic movie in which he played a man...
  • With Shekhar Kapoor's help I'm trying to make my character in 'Paani' believable: Sushant Singh Rajput August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: For actor Sushant Singh Rajput, it is time for a leap of generations that could fracture any actor's performing abilities. But Sushant is all set to make a 110year journey in the course of two films "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy" and "Paani". While in Dibakar Bannerjee's "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy", Sushant...
  • National Awardwinning actress Seema Biswas to make her debut on television with 'Maha Kumbh' August 27, 2014

    Kochi: Bollywood actress Seema Biswas, who rose to fame with her compelling performance in Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen', will soon make her television debut with 'Maha Kumbh'. Confirming her foray into the small screen, Seema told reporters here that it was a new medium for her which was basically a...
  • John Travolta says Hindi films are 'full of life'; considers working with Shekhar Kapur in 'Paani' April 27, 2014

    Tampa Bay: Amrican actor John Travolta Saturday said he is a big fan of Hindi films and feels they are "very original and full of life". "I liked 'Slumdog Millionaire' which wasn't a bollywood film but somewhat reflects India. I recently saw 'Ram Leela'... I find Hindi films very original and...
  • Vishwaroopam 2: It's the only way to work with Kamal Haasan, says Shekhar Kapur December 26, 2013

    Kodaikanal: There's a special reason why Shekhar Kapur agreed to face the arc lights for 2013 film 'Vishwaroopam' as well as for its sequel. He says it's because the movie gives him the rare chance to work with cine icon Kamal Haasan. "It's the only way I can get to work...
  • AAP's Delhi victory, a sequel to 'Yuva'? December 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal has emerged as the giant killer of Delhi politics. It's a remarkable feat to achieve for a party whose political history is hardly one year old. The spectacular debut of Aam Aadmi Party in electoral politics is almost like a scripted scene from a film. May...
  • Ram Leela: Deepika overwhelmed with Shekhar Kapur's compliment November 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who has been delivering backtoback successful films in 2013, says the biggest compliment she ever got for her latest film 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ramleela' was from filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. "The biggest compliment which I got for 'Ramleela' was from Shekhar Kapur. I received a message from him...
  • Amitabh Bachchan meets Robert De Niro in Goa November 9, 2013

    Bambolim: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who met Oscarwinning actor Robert De Niro at an event here, said it was a joy and honour to spend time with the Hollywood star. Bachchan, 71, was one of the speakers at the ongoing THiNK fest here. De Niro attended Bachchan's session and later both...
  • No celebrity ego in LA, says Shekhar Kapur October 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is currently holding audition for his film 'Paani' in Los Angeles, says irrespective of the level of stardom, an artist is never shy to audition in the US city. "Full day of auditions for 'Paani' in LA Range of talent in young actresses is quite amazing...
  • Shekhar Kapur's email hacked, blocked for 24 hours October 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Shekhar Kapur's email account has been hacked. The filmmaker, narrator of ongoing TV show 'Pradhan Mantri' about controversial stories from Indian politics, says he sees no foul play. "My email has been hacked, and so blocked for 24 hours according to Google. If you got an email from me that...
  • Youth need to follow Mahatma, say Bollywood celebrities October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti Wednesday, Bollywood celebrities like Shekhar Kapur and Anupam Kher remembered the teachings of the Father of the Nation, and rued how much the youth needs to adopt his principles of nonviolence. On Gandhi's 144th birth anniversary Wednesday, celebrities shared their thoughts via microblogging...
  • Paani: Sushant Singh Rajput finalised for Shekhar Kapur's film September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems Sushant Singh Rajput is on a roll! He has been roped in to play the male lead in Shekhar Kapur's directorial venture 'Paani'. It is said that after his realistic performance in 'Shuddh Desi Romance', both Kapur and producer Aditya Chopra finalised him for the lead. "Sushant is...
  • SRK, Priyanka share Independence Day thoughts on Twitter August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Happy August 15! Much like everybody, who is busy commemorating India's 67th Independence Day, celebrities are also in a patriotic mood. And the easiest way for the stars to express their patriotism, gratitude and unconditional love for the nation is by tweeting their thoughts. Here's what your favorite...
  • Sridevi is the greatest living painting ever: Ram Gopal Varma August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Painting is one of Sridevi's passion, but for filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, the actress, who turned 50 on Tuesday, herself makes for the "greatest living painting ever". "You might like to paint, but for me you are the greatest living painting ever, whch even a Vincent van Gogh n...
  • New TV show to tell untold stories of contemporary history July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: History is a set of interpretations and a new docudrama series on TV attempts to give a different perspective to stories from pages of contemporary history, says show anchor and acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The series 'Pradhanmantri', scheduled to start on channel ABP News Saturday, will showcase unheard stories...
  • Shekhar Kapur: Will tell untold stories in 'Pradhan Mantri' July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is looking forward to his new role as the narrator of politicsbased reality series 'Pradhan Mantri', which aims to bring to the audience the never seen before facets of Indian history. "We are trying to tell untold stories. History is an interpretation. In this show,...
  • Pooja Kumar performs own stunts for 'Vishwaroopam 2' June 1, 2013

    Chennai: Actress Pooja Kumar, who has featured in films like 'Flavors' and 'Anjaana Anjaani', has performed her own underwater stunts for Kamal Haasan's upcoming multilingual actiondrama 'Vishwaroopam 2'. "(I) just arrived back to New York City (NYC) from shooting in Bangkok with 'Vishwaroopam 2' team. I did all my underwater stunts...
  • 'Vishwaroopam 2' canned at Bangkok airbase May 30, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Vishwaroopam 2', the sequel to Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' is being shot in Thailand, and the team even shot scenes at the Bangkok airbase, reveals actorfilmmaker Shekhar Kapur. "Filming 'Vishwaroopam 2' at Bangkok airbase. Complex camera rigging for action sequence," Kapur posted on his Twitter page along with a picture depicting...
  • YRF, IMAX expand partnership with a multi-film deal March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Yash Raj Films (YRF) Wednesday announced an expansion of their partnership with IMAX. The production banner will now release 'Paani', as well as an additional YRF project, at IMAX theatres across India and other key markets. The agreement was announced during the FICCI Frames 2013 here. It brings the total...
  • Tamil film 'Vishwaroopam 2' to be made in Auro 3D March 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kamal Haasan is all charged up to make a sequel to his recent film 'Vishwaroopam' and said it will be made in Auro-3D this time. "The sequel will be made in Auro-3D", he told the reporters Wednesday after a session at the ongoing FICCI Frames here. "We have started working...
  • Is Amish Tripathi India's first literary pop star? February 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Ace filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who was present at the launch of Amish Tripathi's 'Oath of the Vayuputras', third book in his Shiva trilogy, terms the author as 'India's first literary pop star'. Kapur says Tripathi makes him feel like he is in the wrong profession. "Amish Tripathi is 'India's first literary...
  • 'Vishwaroop' collects Rs 7.66 crore in opening weekend February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hindi version of actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' hit the screens Feb 1 amid controversies and the espionage thriller, made at Rs.95 crore, grossed approximately Rs.7.66 crore in its opening weekend. The Hindi version earned Rs.1.99 crore on the opening day. The footfalls increased over the weekend, but reception...