During the announcement of the prestigiuos awards on Friday, Kapur spoke at length on how regional cinema is shining and hailed the quality and standard which he believes is giving Hindi cinema a complex, and a run for its money.
Adil, who has worked in films like "Parched", "Angry Indian Goddesses', "Life of Pi", tweeted: "After a long time the Chairman of the jury of National Film Awards made a lot of sense! Thank you Shekhar Kapur for your leadership. I also thank all of the people for selecting such a deserving filmmaker, who understands and appreciates the difference between cinema and movies."
Kapur, who is known for projects like "Mr. India", "Masoom" and "Bandit Queen" in India, has made historical biopics on Queen Elizabeth, "Elizabeth" (1998) and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007) on foreign shores and won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and two Academy Awards.
In 2010, he also served as one of the Jury Members at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
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