Shekhar Kapur is an acclaimed Indian filmmaker whose credits range from directing The Bandit Queen to the Elizabeth films starring Cate Blanchett. He is now finally directing a rom-com, What’s Love Got to Do With It, starring Shazad Latif, Lily James, Shabana Azmi, Jeff Mirza, Asim Chaudry, Emma Thompson, and more in a heartwarming funny time that highlights Pakistani and Muslim culture in a refreshing way for western audiences.
Ahead of the film’s release here in the US, we had the opportunity to speak with Kapur on the process of directing the film. We asked him what it was like to feature South Asian culture in this universally relatable way, why he’s always wanted to direct a rom-com, what he hopes audiences will take from the film, and much more.
You can find our entire conversation here:
What’s Love Got to Do With It is now out in theaters here in the US.