Shekhar Kapur Sets Sequel to ‘Masoom,’ 1983 Directorial Debut

Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (“Bandit Queen,” “Elizabeth”) is planning a sequel to his 1983 directorial debut “Masoom,” Variety can reveal.

The movie is titled “Masoom… The New Generation.” Details of the plot, studio and solid are below wraps for the time being.

Written by Gulzar (Oscar winner for “Slumdog Millionaire”), “Masoom” was an adaptation of Erich Segal’s 1980 novel “Man, Woman and Child.” It adopted a fortunately married couple and their two daughters whose lives are disrupted with the arrival of a boy who’s the person’s son from an earlier affair. The solid included Naseeruddin Shah (“Taj: Divided by Blood”), Shabana Azmi (“Halo”), Jugal Hansraj (“NRI Wives”), Supriya Pathak (“Tabbar”), Saeed Jaffrey (“The Man Who Would Be King”) and Urmila Matondkar (“Rangeela”).

The movie was warmly obtained upon launch in India and received Filmfare awards for greatest actor for Shah, Gulzar’s lyrics, Rahul Dev Burman’s music, Aarti Mukherji’s singing and the critics award for greatest movie.

Kapur’s final launch was Studiocanal-Working Title romantic comedy “What’s Love Got to Do with It?,” starring Lily James, Emma Thompson, Shazad Latif, Sajal Aly and Azmi, which debuted at Toronto and opened the Red Sea Film Festival in 2022. It launched theatrically worldwide earlier this 12 months. With a field workplace of $6 million within the U.Ok., the movie is the third-highest grossing British movie of the 12 months. It additionally collected a wholesome $2.2 million in Australia.

After “Masoom,” Kapur went on to direct cult Indian superhero movie “Mr. India” (1987) and the acclaimed “Bandit Queen” (1994), the biopic of Indian bandit Phoolan Devi. Kapur’s credit additionally embrace the Oscar-winning “Elizabeth” (1999), for which he was nominated for greatest director on the BAFTAs and Golden Globes, and its sequel “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), which received Cate Blanchett her first appearing Oscar. The filmmaker additionally directed one in all Heath Ledger’s final movies, the 2002 epic “The Four Feathers.”

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