MUMBAI: It was only recently that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur went down memory lane and recalled working with Jugal Hansraj in the film "Masoom", which released in 1983.
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"Masoom" is Shekhar Kapur's first directorial film. It narrates the story of a happily-married man whose life turns upside down when he gets to know that he has a son from a past affair. The film featured Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi, with Jugal Hansraj and Urmila Matondkar as child actors.
The film was an adaptation of Erich Segal's 1980 novel "Man, Woman And Child".
He has now been signed to direct a series based on ‘The Immortals of Meluha’, the first of the ‘Shiva Trilogy’ penned by Amish Tripathi.
Sharing his thoughts on the project, Shekhar Kapur said: “Amish’s ‘Shiva Trilogy’ has been India’s great publishing sensation, crossing every age and class. It’s not just mythology, it’s modern storytelling at its best, lending itself to a beautiful international series.”
Reflecting on how the trilogy has become a pop-culture phenomenon, Varma said: “It is a series of genre-defining books. I just loved the re-imagining and the world-building involving two of my favorite gods!”
Amish Tripathi, the author of the celebrated trilogy, said: “One couldn’t have asked for a better team than this to take my books into the audio-visual world. Shekhar is an Oscar-winning filmmaker. He is among the best living Indian directors. Roy is among the most successful Hollywood executives, having created Emmy- and BAFTA-winning series.”