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Shekhar Kapur begins working on music for ‘Masoom’ sequel

The sequel is titled Masoom: The Next Generation.

Shekhar Kapur (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)

By: Mohnish Singh

Celebrated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, whose filmography boasts of such notable titles as Mr India (1987), Bandit Queen (1994), and Elizabeth (1998), will next helm a sequel to his much-loved Bollywood film Masoom (1983).

The latest update on the much-talked-about sequel, titled Masoom: The Next Generation, suggests that the filmmaker has commenced work on its music.

Kapur, who was recently honoured with the Lifetime Contribution to UK-India Relations award at the IGF’s UK-India Awards, has reportedly joined forces with a successful music producer from England.

A source in the know informs, “He has been collaborating with a renowned music producer from England, on the music for the movie. The director will also be working with one of the most sought-after music composers in India for another soundtrack for Masoom: The Next Generation. He is also scouting locations while he’s in London to finalise the setting for the movie.”

The original film Masoom was based on the popular 1980 novel Man, Woman and Child by Erich Sega. It starred Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Tanuja, Supriya Pathak, and Saeed Jaffrey with Jugal Hansraj, Aradhana, and Urmila Matondkar appearing as child actors.

The screenplay, dialogues, and lyrics were by Gulzar with music by R.D. Burman. Masoom was a box-office success and went on to gain cult status in years to come.

Stay tuned to this space for more updates!

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