Internationally acclaimed Indian film maker Shekhar Kapur denied that he refused to direct Hollywood actress Penelope Cruz own production based on Javier Moro’s novel Passion India. He said that he had not been approached by Cruz or anyone on her behalf implying that he would not have said no to such an offer.
Shekhar Kapur had been planning the film Paani with Hrithik Roshan and the film is yet to take off. He was to make a bio-pic on Nelson Mandela but the project got shelved. He has no other project on hand now.
The director has earlier made the films Masoom, Mr India and Bandit Queen. He then moved to the international arena and won acclaim for the films Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Four Feathers