Actor Kabir Bedi will speak at the Arts for India charity event to honour the two-time Academy award-winner and Gandhi director, Richard Attenborough, in London next week.
The 70-year-old veteran star, who will be the first Indian actor to attend the event at BAFTA, praised Attenborough for his contribution to the world of cinema.
“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,” Bedi said in a statement.
“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,” he said.
Attenborough was an English actor, film director and film producer. He was also the president of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
He is best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, 34th Street and Jurassic Park.
The award will be received by film producer and educator, Lord David Puttnam.