He’s been a chartered accountant. A scuba diving instructor. A model. An actor. A scriptwriter. A TV show host. A West-end and Broadway musical producer.
And of course, the twice Oscar-winning director of Elizabeth; winner of the BAFTA; Padma Shri awardee; jury member of the Cannes Film Festival; director of three cult films on the Indian cinematic landscape: Masoom, Mr India and Bandit Queen.He’s proved you can be hyper-successful across two cultures; he’s shown that creativity has no geographical constraints; he’s demonstrated that his only fidelity is to a story.
And in this lively, engaged conversation, we dived inside the creative imagination of the iconic Kapur as we talked culture and cinema; fantasy and realism; art and commerce; and what it takes to straddle success on two ends of the world.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
Algebra – the Arts and Ideas Club is designed to host almost 35 engagements over the year with topline thinkers and practitioners from almost every discipline that impacts human affairs: politics, economy, environment, spirituality, cinema, medicine, science, technology, music, media, literature, the arts, sports, people’s movements, et al.