Subhash Kapoor is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter known for his satirical comedy films like Phas Gaye Re Obama and
Jolly LLB. Kapoor started off as a political journalist after he did his MA in Hindi literature and was covering news events in northern part of India during the 1990s time period. In 2001 he directed a short film that won critical acclaim after which there was no turning back for him and he started making short films, advertisement commercials and shifted to Mumbai in 2006 to pursue the career of a director. Kapoor’s debut as director came in 2007 with the movie
Say Salaam India which bombed at the box office. In 2010 the comical satire Phas Gaye Re Obama which was his second venture won critical acclaim and commercial success. The movie was based on the world wide recession having its origins in the United States of America. His third venture Jolly LLB which was released in 2013 starring
Arshad Warsi and
Boman Irani was again a success. It was a courtroom drama which was focusing on the Indian Judicial system. Lately Vidhu Vinod Chopra has roped in Kapoor to direct the third instalment of the Munnabhai series that has gotten delayed due to Sanjay Dutt’s jail sentence. In 2014 Kapoor was involved in a controversy where actress
Geetika Tyagi accused him of molestation and also uploaded a video of her slapping him.