What's Brown Got To Do With It?

Shadia Siddiqui

"What's Brown Got to Do With It?" is a thought-provoking podcast delving into the triumphs and trials of the South Asian diaspora, featuring guests who bring unique perspectives to discussions on diversity. Host Shadia passionately drives the show towards fostering inclusive spaces, embodying a commitment to positive change through enlightening and inspiring narratives.

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Diverse Voices: A Conversation with Shekhar Kapur
Diverse Voices: A Conversation with Shekhar Kapur
Join me for a captivating conversation with acclaimed film director Shekhar Kapur on "What's Brown Got To Do With It?" In this episode, we delve into the remarkable journey of Shekhar Kapur as a South Asian filmmaker, exploring the challenges he encountered in the industry and his insights on its evolution. From the iconic "Mr India", "Bandit Queen", "Masoom" and "Elizabeth" to his most recent "What's love got to do with it?" Kapur's visionary direction has not only shaped the landscapes of film but also extended to Broadway productions. Kapur sheds light on the growing accessibility for aspiring filmmakers and shares his perspective on the representation of South Asians in global cinema, advocating for authentic storytelling and diversity.Discover the profound influence of folk theater on Indian cinema and the enduring allure of family films as Kapur elaborates on the melodramatic performing styles deeply rooted in the mythic perspective of life. Hear firsthand accounts of Kapur's emotional collaborations with actors and crew, reflecting on the impact of his groundbreaking films like 'Bandit Queen' and the nuanced themes of his upcoming 'Masoom- The next Generation.'As we navigate through Kapur's experiences, we explore the significance of valuing home and memories in filmmaking, alongside his compelling insights on the need for diversity and inclusion in the industry. Join us as we unravel the multifaceted world of cinema through the lens of one of its most distinguished voices.