5174 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Shekhar Kapur (1945- ), Indian actor and Bombay film director whose recent acclaim has put "Bollywood" on the international map. The 800 feature films produced annually in Bombay represent nearly 20 percent of the world's total - and are twice as many as come from Hollywood. Kapur's 1998 movie Elizabeth received seven Oscar and 12 British Academy nominations. The showing of his 1994 movie The Bandit Queen, a true story about a low-caste woman who fought back after being gang-raped and was eventually elected to the Indian parliament, was initially banned in India. (M 34629)

(9142) Rhesus

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