Articles about Shekhar Kapur

Member of the famous Anand family of Bollywood and the fame of television series 'Khandan', Shekhar Kapur is an actor, director, and film producer in the Hindi cinema. At the behest of his parents, he pursued a career in accountancy and moved to the United Kingdom for several years. In 1975, he moved back to India and debuted in Bollywood with the movie 'Jaan Hazir Hai. After acting in a few Hindi films, Kapur switched his profession and started directing movies. He made his directorial debut with 'Masoom' in 1983. His most famous and remembered work is 'Mr. India' (1987) and 'Bandit Queen' (1994). 'Bandit Queen' got immense international recognition, after which he directed the Hollywood movie 'Elizabeth' (1998), which won a BAFTA for Outstanding British Film. Later, he also appeared as the judge of the talent-based reality show 'India's Got Talent' and was also selected on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. In 2020, Kapur was made the president of the Film and Television Institute of India. He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri award.

Cannes 2022: Masks, COVID-19 tests not mandatory for guests

04 May 2022

Entertainment
Cannes 2022: Masks, COVID-19 tests not mandatory for guests

The Cannes Film Festival will not require its attendees to wear face masks or carry any health pass this year.

On Sridevi's birth anniversary, let's remember Seema of 'Mr. India'

13 Aug 2021

Entertainment
On Sridevi's birth anniversary, let's remember Seema of 'Mr. India'

Mr. India is iconic today, for many reasons.

After Rahman, Resul Pookutty says Bollywood ignored him as well

27 Jul 2020

Entertainment
After Rahman, Resul Pookutty says Bollywood ignored him as well

Oscar award-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has opened up about how Bollywood sidelined him after he won the coveted accolade.

All that happened in the entertainment world today

20 Jul 2020

Entertainment
All that happened in the entertainment world today

In the world of entertainment, it was a mixed bag on Monday.

'Paani' shelved over creative differences with Shekhar Kapur: Aditya Chopra

20 Jul 2020

Entertainment
'Paani' shelved over creative differences with Shekhar Kapur: Aditya Chopra

Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer planned film Paani was not made owing to creative differences with its director, Shekhar Kapoor, and not because of the late actor, filmmaker Aditya Chopra has told Mumbai Police.

Will return Padma if claims about Sushant are false: Kangana

18 Jul 2020

Entertainment
Will return Padma if claims about Sushant are false: Kangana

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has said that she would return her Padma Shri award if she fails to prove the claims that she has made about her former colleague Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

SSR's death case: Bhansali reaches police station to record statement

06 Jul 2020

Entertainment
SSR's death case: Bhansali reaches police station to record statement

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Monday arrived at Bandra police station in Mumbai to record his statement in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation.

SSR death: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to be questioned by police

02 Jul 2020

Entertainment
SSR death: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to be questioned by police

The Mumbai Police has summoned Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for interrogation in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation.

Sushant's brother-in-law launches 'Nepometer' to fight nepotism in Bollywood

01 Jul 2020

Entertainment
Sushant's brother-in-law launches 'Nepometer' to fight nepotism in Bollywood

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's brother-in-law, Vishal Kirti, has announced the launch of Nepometer, a platform that will provide rating for movies and television shows based on how nepotistic or independent the cast and crew is.

Sushant's cousin feels he was facing pressure from Bollywood

28 Jun 2020

Entertainment
Sushant's cousin feels he was facing pressure from Bollywood

Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise has triggered discussions around pertinent issues like nepotism, favoritism, and bullying in the film fraternity.

Saif Ali Khan slams Bollywood's hypocrisy after Sushant Rajput's death

16 Jun 2020

Entertainment
Saif Ali Khan slams Bollywood's hypocrisy after Sushant Rajput's death

Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death has triggered emotional reactions from many in the film fraternity, with some blaming the industry itself for the unfortunate loss.

A life lost, an industry exposed: Farewell, Sushant Singh Rajput!

15 Jun 2020

Entertainment
A life lost, an industry exposed: Farewell, Sushant Singh Rajput!

At 34, it's difficult to comment on an actor's legacy. It's much easier to speculate on what the future could have been.

SSR dies: Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt slammed for 'double standards'

15 Jun 2020

Entertainment
SSR dies: Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt slammed for 'double standards'

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide has once again triggered the same-old nepotism debate in the film fraternity.

Anup Jalota wants Ranbir Kapoor to act in his biopic

27 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Anup Jalota wants Ranbir Kapoor to act in his biopic

Singer Anup Jalota wishes to see a biopic made on his life.

'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur

28 Feb 2020

Entertainment
'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur

The announcement of a planned reboot of the 1987 Bollywood movie Mr. India has got mired in a major controversy.

Anil Kapoor was equally disturbed, Shekhar on 'Mr. India' row

27 Feb 2020

Entertainment
Anil Kapoor was equally disturbed, Shekhar on 'Mr. India' row

The controversy surrounding a planned reboot of the 1987 movie Mr. India is getting messier with time.

Time to test legally: Shekhar Kapur on 'Mr. India' remake

23 Feb 2020

Entertainment
Time to test legally: Shekhar Kapur on 'Mr. India' remake

Earlier this week, Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar announced that he would soon helm a movie trilogy inspired by the iconic 1987 movie Mr. India, which was directed by Shekhar Kapur.

NEON: Samsung's AI being that can become your best friend

26 Dec 2019

Technology
NEON: Samsung's AI being that can become your best friend

Samsung is set to introduce an artificial intelligence-driven digital assistant at the CES 2020 which will kick off on January 7, 2020.

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi receives vulgar FB messages, seeks Mumbai Police's help

27 Jul 2019

Entertainment
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi receives vulgar FB messages, seeks Mumbai Police's help

Remember Suchitra Krishnamoorthi from Shah Rukh Khan's Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa?

Five Chartered Accountants who pursued their dreams and passions

26 Jul 2019

Inspirational
Five Chartered Accountants who pursued their dreams and passions

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

Six Bollywood celebrities who have strong educational background

26 Jun 2019

Entertainment
Six Bollywood celebrities who have strong educational background

Bollywood is a place where people have to start young to become a star eventually. In this process, pursuing education often takes a backseat.

Vishwaroopam 2: Hindi trailer to be launched by Aamir Khan

09 Jun 2018

Entertainment
Vishwaroopam 2: Hindi trailer to be launched by Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan will be launching the Hindi trailer of Kamal Haasan's upcoming film "Vishwaroopam 2".

Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam 2' trailer release date out

08 Jun 2018

Entertainment
Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam 2' trailer release date out

In a rejoice for all the fans, the makers of Kamal Haasan starrer 'Vishwaroopam 2' today announced the release date of the film's trailer.

Boney and Anil won't make 'Mr India' sequel without Sridevi

16 May 2018

Entertainment
Boney and Anil won't make 'Mr India' sequel without Sridevi

The talks for the sequel of 1987 blockbuster 'Mr India' has been going on for more than a year now.

Mumbai's Dharavi hiphop finally gets its big Bollywood break

15 Mar 2018

Entertainment
Mumbai's Dharavi hiphop finally gets its big Bollywood break

Dharavi's burgeoning hip-hop culture has finally got its big Bollywood break.

Manmohan Singh's biopic: Akshaye Khanna to play Sanjaya Baru

12 Mar 2018

Entertainment
Manmohan Singh's biopic: Akshaye Khanna to play Sanjaya Baru

Akshaye Khanna has been roped in to play Sanjaya Baru in 'The Accidental Prime Minister', a biopic on former PM Manmohan Singh. Baru was Singh's media adviser.

On Shekhar's birthday, we thank him for creating 'Mr. India'

06 Dec 2017

Entertainment
On Shekhar's birthday, we thank him for creating 'Mr. India'

Stellar filmmaker and producer, Shekhar Kapur and the man behind the film of the millennium 'Mr. India' turns 72 today.

Five movies that brings out our inner child

14 Nov 2017

Entertainment
Five movies that brings out our inner child

There are some movies which become an integral part of our lives and today we have compiled a list of movies that made our childhood awesome.

'Amrapali' director and actor Lekh Tandon dies, at 88

16 Oct 2017

Entertainment
'Amrapali' director and actor Lekh Tandon dies, at 88

Veteran filmmaker and actor Lekh Tandon, who directed iconic movies like 'Amrapali' (1966) and was seen in others like 'Swades' and 'Rang De Basanti', passed away yesterday. He was 88.

Real life criminals who inspired Bollywood cinema time and again

04 Sep 2017

Entertainment
Real life criminals who inspired Bollywood cinema time and again

Often filmmakers take inspirations from colorful personalities in real life to weave magic on the silver screen.

Real life criminals who inspired Bollywood cinema time and again

17 Aug 2017

Entertainment
Real life criminals who inspired Bollywood cinema time and again

Often filmmakers take inspirations from colorful personalities in real life to weave magic on the silver screen.

Parmeshwar Godrej passes away

11 Oct 2016

Entertainment
Parmeshwar Godrej passes away

Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of Godrej Group Chairman, Adi Godrej passed away late last night.