Acclaimed actor Kabir Bedi will attend and speak at the Arts for India charity event to honour the late filmmaker Richard Attenborough in London next week. Arts for India charity, in association with the British Film Institute (BFI), is going to host the fundraising event at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, in the heart of London on October 19 to honour Attenborough posthumously.
Kabir, who has acted in James Bond film “Octopussy” and starred in “Bold and Beautiful” TV series, is happy about being a part of the event for the English actor-filmmaker, who was the President of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and had won two Academy Awards for his film on Mahatma Gandhi in 1983.
“Lord Attenborough remains an iconic figure in world cinema. I first met him at the London press screening of his Oscar-winning ‘Gandhi’, where I bowed and touched his feet, Indian style, as a mark of reverence.
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“I salute BAFTA, BFI and Arts For India for honouring a great British actor, producer and director for his magnificent contributions to the world of films. I’m privileged to be a part of it,” said Kabir in a statement. Arts for India helps disadvantaged young Indians out of poverty through education in art and creative design to a global standard.
Satish Modi, the philanthropist and founder of the Arts for India Charity, said: “We feel honoured that Sir Richard Attenborough had made the film on the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.” Guests at the event will get to see some archival material of Indian cinema, such as footage related to Mahatma Gandhi and other clips of importance.