Subhash Kapoor

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Subhash Kapoor
Occupationfilm director, film producer, screenwriter
Years active2001–present

Subhash Kapoor is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. He was a political journalist, and later became known for directing satirical comical dramas like Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010), Jolly LLB (2013) and Jolly LLB 2 (2017).


After completing his MA degree in Hindi literature,[1] Kapoor started his career as a political journalist in Delhi in the 1990s covering North India; thereafter, when his short film got him acclaim in 2001, he started making commercial short films, documentaries and ad films, eventually shifting base to Mumbai in 2006.[1][2][3]

Film director[edit]

In 2007, Kapoor made his feature film directorial debut with Say Salaam India. The film failed at the box office.[4] In 2010, he directed his second venture, a satire Phas Gaye Re Obama, which featured many comedians. The film managed to do well in India, and received critical acclaim as well as commercial success.[5][6] Due to the surprise success of the film, Kapoor began writing his next project. In 2013, Kapoor released Jolly LLB, featuring Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Boman Irani. It is a courtroom drama with a comical touch. The film was released on 15 March 2013.[7] He is also the director for Jolly LLB's sequel, Jolly LLB 2, which starred Akshay Kumar.

In February 2014, actress Geetika Tyagi uploaded a video on YouTube in which she was seen slapping the director.[8] She also leveled molestation charges on him.[9] She later clarified that Subhash Kapoor had forced himself on her and dragged her during a party.[10] Kapoor was arrested and released on bail for the same.[11][12] In 2018, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao disassociated themselves from Kapoor and stated they would not work with him on Mogul.[13] Kapoor was subsequently removed from the project.[14] Actress Ekta Kapoor also removed Subhash Kapoor from her series The Verdict, and Balaji Telefilms announced they would not employ the director until his legal problems are resolved.[13]




  1. ^ a b "Bach Gaye Re Kapoor: Now that Phas Gaye Re Obama (PGRO) is a certified hit, here's a profile of its multitasking maker – Subhash Kapoor". Mumbai Miroor. 17 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Indian courtrooms seriously funny: Subhash Kapoor". 15 February 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Unwind with Obama". The Hindu. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Phas Gaye Re Obama's a comedy out of anger". The Times of India. 3 February 2011. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  5. ^ "The A-Team". Indian Express. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Obama Rocks". The Times of India. 7 December 2010. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  7. ^ "High court refuses to stay release of Jolly LLB". NDTV Movies. 6 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Watch Video: Actress Geetika Tyagi slapping Director Subhash Kapoor". Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Jolly LLB Director Subhash Kapoor accused of Molestation". Indian Express. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Geetika Tyagi says that Slap Incident wasn't a Casting Couch Case". IANS. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Geetika Tyagi molestation case: Director Subhash Kapoor arrested". mid-day. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  12. ^ "#MeToo in Bollywood: Aamir Khan exits Subhash Kapoor's film as producer". 11 October 2018 – via
  13. ^ a b Basu, Mohar (12 October 2018). "#MeToo Effect: Ekta Kapoor Sacks Subhash Kapoor From Web Series The Verdict". Mid-Day.
  14. ^ "Post Aamir Khan's decision to 'step away' from Mogul, co-producer Bhushan Kumar drops director Subhash Kapoor". Times Now. 11 October 2018.

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