Shekhar Kapur’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ set for TIFF world premiere

Amrita Tanna

Senior Editor


STUDIOCANAL and Working Title Films today confirm that cross-cultural British rom-com ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ will receive its World Premiere at the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will screen as a Gala Presentation at the Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, 10th September.

Directed by Shekhar Kapur and written by Jemima Khan, the film stars the Primetime Emmy® Award nominated Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Sajal Aly and Academy Award® and BAFTA winner Emma Thompson. The film also stars Asim Chaudhry, Jeff Mirza, Mim Shaikh, Iman Boujelouah, Mariam Haque and Sindhu Vee.

The film is produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Jemima Khan & her Instinct Productions, alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award-winning and Mercury Prize nominated composer, Nitin Sawhney CBE has created the music for the film, with British-Pakistani record producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Naughty Boy bringing his production and writing skills to the soundtrack, alongside three-time BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominee, Joy Crookes. Kanika Kapoor and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will also feature on the soundtrack, with Rahat appearing in the film itself.

STUDIOCANAL is fully financing and will release in their own territories – the UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand – and are selling the film worldwide.

‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is set to be released in UK cinemas on January 27th 2023.