He has given us internationally acclaimed films like Elizabeth and
Elizabeth - The Golden Age. While closer to home, he has enthralled
the audience with films like Masoom, Mr. India, Bandit Queen. And
now, once again, Shekhar Kapur takes India to the centre stage
after getting elected on the feature film jury of the 63rd Cannes
The festival which spans the duration from May 12 to 23 will
also have other internationally reckoned names along side Shekhar
like Kate Beckinsale, Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alberto
Barbera, Frence author/ screenwriter and director Emmanuel Carrere,
Benicio Del Toro, and Spanish director Victor Erice, while Tim
Burton will preside over the jury for feature films at the 63rd
Cannes Film Festival.
With this, Shekhar will be the next in line following veteran
actress and Censor Board Chief Sharmila Tagore who was on the jury
last year and Aishwarya Bachchan who was part of the prestigious
Cannes jury in 2003.