Hollywood director Steven Spielberg has jetted to India to give a masterclass to fellow filmmakers in the country.

Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, arrived in Mumbai on Monday (11Mar13) ahead of a planned meeting with influential figures in the Indian film industry.

The Jaws director will give a talk to around 60 industry insiders, including director Rajkumar Hirani and actor/filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, on Tuesday (12Mar13), sharing stories from his long-running Hollywood career, as well as tips and advice.

A source tells Indian publication the Hindustan Times, "It can be called masterclass session wherein Spielberg will be imparting knowledge to Indian directors and (will) be learning from them as well."