Film producer Shekhar Kapur announced on Monday that he is going to begin preparations for the upcoming Academy Awards director Emma Thompson. This film will mark Kapur’s return to feature-length filming after the 2007 TV series “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” starring Cate Blanchett.
Kapoor said he is very happy to start filming the film with the “rational and emotional” star without revealing more details.
“Today we had a preview with the amazing actor Emma Thompson. Therefore, I look forward to working with her in the next film.”
The 74-year-old director tweeted. According to Deadline, Kapoor’s director is a cross-cultural romantic comedy titled “What does love have to do with it?”, set between London and South Asia. The film also starred the famous “baby rider” actor Lily James and “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Shazad Latif. It was written and produced by Jemima Khan.
Kapur made his debut in 1983. His first feature film was “Masoom”. Then headed the Hindi science-fiction blockbuster “Mr. India” (1987) and the 1994 TV series “The Gangster Queen”. The filmmaker broke into Hollywood with the 1998 biographical novel Elizabeth starring Blanchett. The film was nominated in seven categories at the 71st Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Make-up. The team returned with the sequel “The Golden Age of 2007”, which won the Oscar for Best Costume Design.
Kapoor originally planned to return to the feature film director through the ambitious plan Paani. Pre-production is underway. He led the futuristic filming of Romeo and Juliet with the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The film revolved around the water shortage in Mumbai. However, Paani is said to have been temporarily put on hold.
He also directed part of the 2008 anthology, New York, “I Love You”. In addition to the director, Kapoor has also worked as a Bollywood actor, including in films such as Toote Khilone (1978), Falak (1988), Gawahi (1989), and the TV series Udaan (1989-1991).
The director was recently appointed as the chairman of the Pune Film and Television Society of India (FTII). He is serving as the chairman of the board of directors of the society.