Director Shekhar Kapur to direct Anthony Minghella’s film


Shekhar Kapur is in New York for an unexpected project. He is to direct a movie that the acclaimed British director, Anthony Minghella of “The English Patient” fame, was making before his death last week. “It’s a part of a series of short films entitled, ‘New York, I Love You’, from the same producers who produced ‘Paris Je T’Aime’ (which had Gurinder Chaddha in its bouquet of directors). I wasn’t supposed to do it at all. But Anthony, who was doing one, called me one day and said, ‘I’m not doing it. I’m ill. You do it’,” Shekhar Kapur said.

Kapur said he had thought that Minghella would recover and complete the movie. “Anthony went to the operating table, but did not return. He was 51 and it was not an age to die. ‘The English Patient’ was truly a marvellous piece of cinema. Now, it is my duty to do Minghella’s film,” the director said.

(Thaindian News)

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