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     1'''Shekhar Kapur,  (b. 1945)''' 
     4Aka Chandrasekhar Kapur; actor and director 
     5born in Lahore. Nephew of Dev and Vijay 
     6Anand. Educated in New Delhi. Chartered 
     7accountant and management consultant in 
     8London. Entered Hindi films as actor. 
     9Directorial début with Masoom, a low-budget, 
     10Hollywood-inspired melodrama using 
     11techniques derived from advertising films. Also 
     12directed the ‘curry’ western, Joshilay (resigning 
     13before it was complete; final version, released 
     14in 1989, was credited to the producer, Sibte 
     15Hasan Rizvi) and the special-effects-laden Mr 
     16India. Compered a controversial Channel 4 
     17(UK) TV discussion programme, On The Other 
     18Hand. Made many advertising films and is a 
     19noted fashion model. Several of his big Hindi 
     20productions have been delayed, leading to a 
     21reputation for an expansive, slow-working 
     22style. However, Bandit Queen, constituting a 
     23departure from his earlier work, fictionalised 
     24the life of Phoolan Devi for Channel 4 in 
     25London, based on Mala Sen’s book. The film 
     26caused a major censorship controversy, 
     27following accusations of defamation by 
     28Phoolan Devi herself and of exploitation by 
     29feminist and other independent groups. Also 
     30directed the first episodes of the TV series 
     31Tahqiqat, starring Vijay Anand as Sam the 
     35'''FILMOGRAPHY''' (* only d): 1974: Ishq Ishq 
     36Ishq; 1975: Jaan Hazir Hai; 1978: Pal Do Pal 
     37Ka Saath; Toote Khilone; 1979: Jeena Yahan; 
     381980: Bhula Na Dena; 1982: Masoom*; 
     39Bindiya Chamkegi; 1985: Joshilay*; 
     40Khandaan (TV); 1987: Mr India*; 1988: 
     41Swayamsiddha (TV); Falak; 1989: Gawahi; 
     42Udaan (TV); Mahanagar (TV); 1989: Nazar; 
     431990: Drishti; 1992: Saatwan Asmaan; 1994: 
     44Bandit Queen*; Tahqiqat (TV).