Shekhar Kapur to direct Bruce Lee biopic

Veteran director Shekhar Kapur has revealed that he is working on the script of the biopic on iconic Chinese-American star, Bruce Lee. The filmmaker has signed up to co-write and direct the film titled as Little Dragon.

"We are working on the script," Shekhar said, adding that the first script draft was written by Bruce's daughter, Shannon Lee. Little Dragon is being planned as an official US-China co-production, with several Chinese companies expected to co-finance and co-produce the film.

Shekhar also believes Indian films have a big market in China. "I used to say Indian films will definitely be very popular in China and yes, they are. 'Dangal' has proved what I said," he told to PTI. Aamir Khan's Dangal grossed more than $190 million, when it released in China in May this year.

Shekhar's is currently working on his ambitious project Paani which was delayed due to the lack of funds. Shekhar, who worked on the film for 15 years, conceded Paani is an expensive project and would cost about USD 30 million.

20 comments on “Shekhar Kapur to direct Bruce Lee biopic”

  1. ??? Really again another biopic on bruce lee , how many movies and documentary does one movie star need

      1. Akshay sud be casted as no other knows martial arts better than him
        Second option will be tiger
        After that no one can do such rule....

          1. @roric right
            Akki is regarded as Indian Jackie chan so he will be frontrunner for this role….
            He is apt for the role of Bruce lee…

            Apart from Akki, Tiger is the one who can do the role effortlessly in younger gen…

        1. Apart from Akki, Tiger is the one who can do the role effortlessly in younger gen...

        2. @roric u r right....
          Akki is regarded as Indian Jackie chan so he will be frontrunner for this role….
          He is apt for the role of Bruce lee….

          Apart from Akki, Tiger is the one who can do the role effortlessly in younger gen…

  2. Have watched 2 movies of Shekhar Kapur : Masoom & Mr. India and both were superb.

    Masoom, with the brilliance of Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi & even Jugal Hansraj as the cute kid, was an outstanding movie. Songs were nice too including the classic “Tujh se naraz nahin zindagi”. “Lakdi ki kaathi” song was fun too for kids.

    And Mr. India was a superb entertainer. Anil Kapoor, Sri devi and Amrish Puri (in the famous Mogambo character) were all great. Again the songs were nice including the sensuous rain song “Kaate nahin kat te din teh raat”. I remember enjoying this commercial entertainer a lot.

    Haven’t watched Bandit Queen but heard praises about it.

    I wonder why Shekhar never directed another commercial movie like Mr. India.

      1. İts true he hasnt exploited his potentials much. Having a Strong feeling its Ajay Devgn that will be in his next movie. Shekhar sir has been a long time admirer of Ajay sir since at age 18 Ajay started of as Shekhar sir Assistant Director and i think it was for Mr İndia.
        They met in London two years ago and were discussing about a project,dont know if its for the Bruce lee biopic or another these are some excerpts from Twitter and Talking movies.

        Ajay Devgan started his career as my assistant! So proud of all that he has achieved.. His dad was so proud of him 2
        @ajaydevgn and @shekharkapur catching up in London
        4:58 PM · Jul 15, 2016

        Talk movies
        Ajay Devgn in Mr. India Director Shekhar Kapur’s Next Film
        1 year ago1 min read

        Ajay Devgn in Mr. India Director Shekhar Kapur’s Next Film. The Superstar and the stalwart director are in talks for a major project – Official Confirmed Details.

        Fingers cross...will still be following the updates. Dont know if Tiger has an official Blackbelt in Martial art,what i know he has a Belt in Gymnastic but Akshay Ajay Suniel and Vidyut are blackbelt holders @Roric point to be noted but if you say Tiger can best suit the Role yes thats better but try and no more about the Real Mixed Martial men more.

        1. But must say ,there was a Clip i saw on youtube where Akki was having a training fight with an Army guy...He was brilliant despite both of them playing safe since its a practice. Such an energetic guy?

      2. Forgot to mention Urmila but she surely deserved to be mentioned too for Masoom :)

        As much as I love “Mr. India” movie (also the highest grossing Indian movie of 1987; though I watched it in late 1990s still I have watched it 2/3 times), I will still remain a bit sceptical about Shekhar Kapoor directing a commercial movie now after a long gap of over 20 years. But if Ajay sir can collaborate him for a project, then it should be very interesting and something to look forward to.

    1. Tu aamir khan ka fan nahi hai.. Almost every fans of sk and ak are now making good bonds but tu na sudhrega.. Kitni nafrat hai tujhme.. Aamir jaisa ban.. Cool and only focusing on his work

  3. Bollyarena plz update Bahubali2 and Dangal WW collection
    Also Actors ranking in India ,Overseas and WorldWide

  4. Shekhar Sir,
    China is always biggest market for Indian cinema
    but sallu fans and BOI thinks only Bihar

    for them only domestic collection matters
    poor sallu fans

    Na india na overseas na worlwide me TOP pe hai
    aur baate toh bahot badi badi karte hai..

    Sultan,BB,BB2 kab release hoga china me koi toh batao..
    Aamir ne toh Dangal release bhi kar di aur SS bhi
    release karne ja raha hai..

    oh shayad china ne sallu fans se kaha hoga china me
    sirf Global star ki movies release hoti hai nahi ke bihar ke..


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