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Shekhar Kapur
The award-winning, Indian-born film producer and director joins the show.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2009 06:39 GMT

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This week on One on One, meet Shekhar Kapur, the award-winning, Indian-born film producer and director.

He is one of the few filmmakers who has proved himself in both, Hollywood and India's Bollywood – producing big-screen blockbusters with an eye for detail.

When he was young, his parents discouraged him from entering the film industry, but he persisted with the craft and became one of the few to make a successful move from the Indian film industry to Hollywood – and then continued to work across the two.

Kapur's "The Four Feathers" tells the story of a young man accused of cowardice
Shekhar Kapur's first big hit was in 1994 The Bandit Queen based on the true story of Phoolan Devi, a lower-caste robber, and her gang.

The controversy surrounding the film and its commercial success helped to raise Shekhar Kapur's profile internationally and led to him directing the Hollywood academy award-winning blockbuster Elizabeth in 1998, and its equally grand sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age nearly a decade later.

Despite his fame as a movie director, Kapur's skills have also extended to some acting, modeling, voice-over work and, most significantly, producing a string of feature films and stage productions for his growing international audience.

This episode of One one One aired from Saturday, August 15, 2009.

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