Filmmaker and writer Shekhar Kapur opens up about Hollywood’s efforts


Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has cemented his name in the annals of global cinema with his exceptional work in Masoom, Mr India, Bandit Queen, Elizabeth and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He performed his latest hit, What’s Love Got to Do With It? Added another gem to his strong repertoire with.

In a recent interview with the BBC, Kapoor expressed her thoughts on Hollywood’s quest for racial inclusion. During the interview, Shekhar Kapur discussed the issue in depth and agreed on the fact that popular shows like Netflix’s Bridgerton open up new opportunities to include ethnic minority actors. According to him the stories need to be told from the perspective of the ethnicities and their cultures.

Describing Hollywood’s efforts to diversify its casting options as guilt-driven, Kapoor added, “Hollywood is feeling guilty about all the actors who are not getting work. Meanwhile, Shekhar Kapur’s latest film, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, a captivating British romantic comedy, has made a splash globally and won 4 awards including Best Director at the British National Film Awards. After the success of the hit film, the National Award-winning filmmaker has another exciting project lined up, which will be a sequel to his 1983 hit directorial debut Masoom.


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