Subhash KapoorSubhash 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).
CareerAfter completing his MA degree in Hindi literature, 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.
Film directorIn 2007, Kapoor made his feature film directorial debut with Say Salaam India. The film failed at the box office. 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. 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. 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. She also leveled molestation charges on him. She later clarified that Subhash Kapoor had forced himself on her and dragged her during a party. Kapoor was arrested and released on bail for the same. In 2018, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao disassociated themselves from Kapoor and stated they would not work with him on Mogul. Kapoor was subsequently removed from the project. 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.
In 2014, Subhash Kapoor, who allegedly molested aspiring actress Geetika Tyagi, was arrested and produced in the Andheri Magistrate Metropolitan Court and released on bail on the same day.