SHEKHAR KAPUR

  • 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...
  • 'Vishwaroop' collects Rs 4.46 crore in two days February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' might not have been able to see the light of the day in Tamil Nadu, but the film's Hindi version 'Vishwaroop', which has been released in India on Friday, is doing good business at the box office. The film has collected Rs 4.46 crore in...
  • Friday Release 'Vishwaroop': Is Kamal Haasan's film really antiIslam? January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan usually never disappoints. Each of his films are entertaining and thought provoking. His films, in the past, have raised important isssues, made the viewers think and given insight into the existing society. Haasan's latest offering, the now controversial 'Vishwaroop' (or 'Vishwaroopam' in Tamil) is primarily a...
  • 'Vishwaroop', 'Midnight's Children' to hit box office together January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: It's a clash of the titans at the boxoffice this Friday as 'Vishwaroop', the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's controversial Tamil film 'Vishwaroopam', hits the Indian screens along with Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children', based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prizewinning controversial novel of the same name. Directed and produced by...
  • Shekhar Kapur praises the 'fiery' Indian youth December 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian youth is a fiery political force of change, said filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, impressed with the way youngsters have been protesting to demand speedy justice for a Delhi gangrape victim. "Indian youth have proved they are not just demographic statistics in economic models. They are a potent and fiery political...
  • Kamal Hassan begins shooting for 'Viswaroopam 2' December 22, 2012

    If it is Kamal Haasan, you can expect the most unexpected. The actordirector, who has always surprised his fans and filmbuffs, is now silently busy with one such attempt. In association with Bollywood veteran Shekhar Kapur, Kamal is shooting for a sequel of 'Vishwaroopam'. "It will hit the screens close on...
  • Kamal Haasan: Film with Rajinikanth will be costly December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Kamal Haasan quipped that any movie that starred both him and Rajinikanth would be an expensive venture as little would be left in the coffers after paying two of Indian cinema's legendary superstars. In other words, despite rumours that such a film is in the offing, fans...
  • Big B: Gun control need of the hour in US December 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian film celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Shekhar Kapur,w who frequently visit the US for film shooting, mourned the death of those killed in the horrifying mass shootings and said the country's government needs to give serious thought to gun regulation. As many as 28 people, including 18 children, were...