Shekhar Kapur to Direct ‘Masoom’ Sequel?
MUMBAI (ANI) – According to Variety, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is currently planning a sequel to his directorial debut, ‘Masoom.’ The sequel is titled ‘Masoom… The New Generation.’ Further details about the project are still awaited.
‘Masoom,’ released in 1983, was written by the renowned writer Gulzar. It was an adaptation of Erich Segal’s novel ‘Man, Woman, and Child’ from 1980. The film revolves around a happily married couple and their two daughters whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of a boy, the man’s son from an earlier affair. The cast of the original film included Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Jugal Hansraj, Supriya Pathak, Saeed Jaffrey, and Urmila Matondkar.
The film received positive response from the audience.
Kapur’s most recent release was the romantic comedy ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It,’ starring Lily James, Emma Thompson, Shazad Latif, Sajal Aly, and Azmi. The film debuted in Toronto and opened the Red Sea Film Festival in 2022. It was released theatrically worldwide earlier this year, as reported by Variety.
Kapur is well-known for his exceptional films, including ‘Bandit Queen’ and the British biographical drama ‘Elizabeth.’ He received nominations for Best Director at the BAFTAs and Golden Globes for ‘Elizabeth.’ He also directed its sequel, ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’ (2007), which earned Cate Blanchett her first acting Oscar. Additionally, he directed the epic film ‘The Four Feathers’ in 2002, which was one of Heath Ledger’s final films, according to Variety.