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Shekhar Kapur Takes the Helm for ‘Masoom’ Sequel Direction

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Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is currently in the process of developing a sequel to his directorial debut, ‘Masoom,’ according to a report by Variety.

The upcoming film is titled ‘Masoom… The New Generation.’ Further details regarding the project are still awaited, leaving fans eager to learn more about this highly anticipated venture.

Originally released in 1983, ‘Masoom’ was written by the legendary writer Gulzar and served as an adaptation of Erich Segal’s novel, ‘Man, Woman, and Child’ from 1980. The narrative revolved around a contentedly married couple and their two daughters, whose lives are unexpectedly disrupted by the arrival of a boy—the man’s son from a previous affair. The film featured a talented cast, including Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Jugal Hansraj, Supriya Pathak, Saeed Jaffrey, and Urmila Matondkar.

‘Masoom’ garnered positive acclaim from audiences, further cementing its place as a beloved classic.

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 Shabana Azmi. The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and was the opening film for the Red Sea Film Festival in 2022. Earlier this year, it received a worldwide theatrical release, as reported by Variety.

Kapur has an illustrious career, having directed remarkable films such as ‘Bandit Queen’ and the British biographical drama ‘Elizabeth,’ which earned him BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Director. He also helmed the sequel ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’ (2007), which led to Cate Blanchett winning her first Academy Award for acting. Additionally, Variety noted that Kapur directed one of Heath Ledger’s final films, the epic 2002 production ‘The Four Feathers.’


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