In this interview with Rajeev Masand, recorded at the International Film Festival & Awards Macao where he is an ambassador, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur talks about the musical he is directing in Europe, and the kind of film he would like to make in India. Kapur talks about Bandi.. moret Queen and how he overcame multiple challenges to bring that film to the screen. He ALSO discusses censorship and the Padmavati controversy.
"Why do we insist that Shah Rukh reinvent himself but we reward Salman for playing the same role again and again? Aamir Khan isn’t part of this conversation because he’s never had a persona. He is the shape-shifter who becomes whatever the role needs him to be. Shah Rukh.. more and Salman have both successfully nurtured images for more than two decades. But while Salman’s superman still has an overwhelmingly strong connect with audiences, Shah Rukh’s romantic hero seems frayed with time and overuse."