Panaji, Nov 26 (PTI) He started his career in Bollywood with “Masoom” and went on to become one of the most celebrated Indian filmmakers in the global circuit with “Elizabeth”, but Shekhar Kapur now wants to come back home and make a movie for the Indian film industry. Also Read - Beware! Drinking on Goa Beaches Will Now Attract Rs 10,000 Fine

The 71-year-old director, however, believes he has lost his “naivety” as a filmmaker and people’s expectations have only made things harder. Also Read - Sadda Kutta Kutta Fame Shehnaaz Gill Looks Breathtaking in White Crop Top And Hot Pants In Latest IG Picture

“I am desperate to make another film in India. I want to come home and make a film. When I made ‘Masoom’, nobody was expecting anything from me. I wasn’t expecting anything from myself. It is a terrible space for a filmmaker to be in. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill-Sidharth Shukla Dance Together at New Year Party in Goa, Cute Video Shows Him Pulling Her Cheeks

“I know I can do it but I need to bring back the madness, which is my biggest problem. Creativity comes from madness. I was a CA when I came to make films… There was a certain madness. I am now trying hard to get that back,” Shekhar said in a Masterclass at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

The director was supposed to make a comeback on Indian celluloid with his passion project “Paani”, which was to be produced by Yash Raj Films.

Shekhar said he was heartbroken when the film got shelved as he had worked on the project for 15 years.

“‘Paani’ is a complex subject. I am good at selling films. I believe I can sell something so fast and Adi (Aditya Chopra) got caught,” he quipped.

“I was devastated as I was passionate about the project.

I had it with me for 15 years. I was working on it for so long. It was draining, it was art. It was not like if not this, I will make something else. When I saw Sushant (Singh Rajput) I felt he is the guy,” he added.

Post “Paani”, the director had announced that he will be working with Kangana Ranaut on a film, in which the actor will play an 85-year-old woman.

Talking about the status of the movie, Shekhar said, “I am currently writing the script. It is a beautiful script.” The Masterclass was moderated by Sushant, who also visited Entertainment Society of Goa’s initiative, Bioscope Village Picture Time Digiplex today.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.