Shekhar Kapur- on BBC World's 'HardTalk Extra'

Shekhar Kapur is one of the elite club of Asian film directors who have cracked Hollywood. He talks to Mishal Husain about his early films in Bollywood, controversy around his film ' Bandit Queen' , his breakthrough ' Elizabeth' which gained seven Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture . He also tells Mishal that Hollywood as we know it, is seriously under threat, as asian culture becomes a force to be reckoned with on the global stage.

HARDtalk Extra is the BBC's most widely broadcast arts and entertainment interview programme. Each Friday, the programme profiles leading personalities in the arts, entertainment, science, culture and the media. This edition of HARDtalk Extra will be broadcast on BBC World on Friday 3rd February @ 1000 with additional appointments to view @ 1400, 1700 and 2100 IST.

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