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I’m not a career filmmaker: Shekhar Kapur

Don’t expect filmmaker Shekhar Kapur to roll out back to back films like his desi counterparts in Bollywood. The internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker will make a film only when genuine passion moves him.

bollywood Updated: Sep 21, 2012 00:34 IST
Robin Bansal Robin Bansal
Robin Bansal Robin Bansal
Hindustan Times

Don’t expect filmmaker Shekhar Kapur to roll out back to back films like his desi counterparts in Bollywood. The internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker will make a film only when genuine passion moves him.

“I haven’t connected with Indian audiences for a long time because I haven’t made a film in India since Bandit Queen,” he says, adding, “That’s because I am not a career filmmaker. I make films when I like making films and then I do other things.”

After Bandit Queen (1994), Kapur has directed only international films, namely Elizabeth (1998), The Four Feathers (2002), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), a segment in New York, I Love You (2009) and a short film titled Passage (2009).

Ask him if he regrets his limited filmography unlike others, and he says, “No, because the other things that I do are quite fascinating. I travel. I go to the mountains. I go sailing. I have started an internet company.”

Kapur’s next is 'Paani', which is in news since over three years, but he hasn’t felt ready to direct it yet.

First Published: Sep 20, 2012 17:33 IST