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Shekhar Kapur shares with Subodh Gupta Secret of Success

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Shekhar KapurShekhar Kapur shares with Subodh Gupta Secret of Success

In the present world, everybody seems to run days and night in pursuit of happiness and success.

Some want success in achieving their desired body weight other wants success in career or in a relationship, however ingredients to achieve success are same irrespective of what you want to achieve.

Following are the excerpts of an interview in which BAFTA & Academy Awards (OSCARs) winning film director Shekhar Kapur shared his thought on what makes successful film director and how one can become famous in conversation with Subodh Gupta Editor Journalism News Network UK in London.

(Q) If there is any secret formula to become successful film director like yourself?

Ans) 3ps; Passion, perseverance and patience and that’s it.

(Q)If somebody wants to become next Shekhar Kapur, what they need to do?

Ans) It will take you many years (laughing), When I started there was nothing. Somebody needs to have expensive cameras; expensive actors but now you don’t need any of that.

Today you take your smartphone, you shoot something, and you can edit it with simplest editing machine/software. So you are your own story writer, you are your camera man, you get some friends, you make some drama, you can edit it’s so easy and then you become your own distributor.

You can put it on Vimeo you can put it on YouTube. There are so many options available. So actually you can start tomorrow.

(Q) How do I become famous?

Anybody can play tennis, but you need to be really really good to become Roger Federer. It takes a little bit of luck but it takes a lot of hard work.

(Q) What advice you will give to young generation?

If you have passion then don’t doubt it. Don’t be afraid and don’t fear your passion. Nothing will immediately but then perseverance and don’t give up. Passion, perseverance, and patience.

Shekhar Kapur is an iconic Indian film director, actor and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema. He gained international recognition with the 1994 Bollywood film Bandit Queen based on the life of infamous Indian bandit, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and Best Direction for that year.

His historical biopics on Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)) won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and two Academy Awards.



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