In the 5th edition of Boss Dialogues, noted entertainment journalist Indu Mirani caught up with filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on a variety of topics ranging from movies, social media, his next offering ‘Paani’ as well as a time travel into the journey of ‘Mr India’.
Starting the evening discussing his passion for movies, he said he equated it with falling in love. “‘If you ask me why do I make films? It’s the same as asking why do we fall in love?” Proclaimed flirtatious by reputation, the prolific director indulged the audience with wit and charm. Professing he isn’t a victim of extravagance, his confessed to his only luxury being his liberty to travel as and when he wished like.
Referring to the wave driven by social media and the diminishing attention spans of the younger generation, he said that we can no longer use the phrase ’15 minutes of fame’ as it has been reduced to merely ’15 seconds of fame’ owing to the velocity of information social media throws every millisecond.
The filmmaker at his inimitable best chatted fervently about getting his actors to perform his vision, the iconic character ‘Mogambo’, life before movies, his film legacy – from Masoom to Mr. India to Bandit Queen and more.
About Boss Dialogues:
The Boss Dialogues is a series of ‘Dialogues’ in the form of informal one-on-one conversation with personalities from the world of Media and Entertainment. The series that started couple of months back with the youth icon Farhan Akhtar, had filmmakers Farah Khan, Kabir Khan, Karan Johar and most recently Shekhar Kapur take to the seat for a tete a tete led by renowned entertainment journalist Indu Mirani. The event attempts to offer an in depth view into the celebrity’s personality, creative process and their body of work. The one-hour discussion is tailored to create intelligent, meaningful dialogue. The interactive second half invites the audience to engage and debate with personalities that they will have exclusive access to.
Hosted in suburban Mumbai once a month, the event is open to public on a first come basis, once the details are announced on the events FB and Twitter pages.