Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur is heading the 54th International Film Festival of India 2023 international jury, including cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine and producers Jerome Palliard, Catherine Dussart, and Helen Leake.
In an interview, the star director said IFFI chose the 15 best films for the Golden Peacock Award, and three Indian films, along with other international films, are also nominated for the award. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore good films. He said that earlier Hollywood films used to influence Indian audiences greatly, but now Indian movies are inspiring Hollywood filmmakers, and change in the Indian film industry is inevitable.
When asked about what he had seen in a movie for the Golden Peacock Award, the director replied that The film should emotionally connect with the audience. He said,” The film should emotionally connect with me.”
Shekhar Kapur directed notable films like Bandit Queen, Mr. India, British Queen Elizabeth I, and Elizabeth: The Golden Age and received critical acclaim for his work. He is the first Indian director to be nominated for an Oscar Award. He will direct the Massom sequel, which is set to release in 2024.
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