Kabir Bedi in London
Acclaimed-actor Kabir Bedi attended and spoke at the Arts for India Charity event to honour the late filmmaker Richard Attenborough in London recently. Arts for India Charity, in association with the British Film Institute (BFI) hosted the fund raising 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. “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.