MUMBAI: The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will honour Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor.
This year, IFFLA will highlight the movie – Yes Madam, Sir as the closing night gala with Dr. Kiran Bedi, who will be attending as a special Guest of Honor on 26 April. The film festival will be held 21-26 April, 2009, at ArcLight Hollywood.
The salute to Kapoor will include screenings of his classic films Lamhe and Virasat as well as the world premiere of the English language version of Gandhi, My Father, which was produced by Kapoor.
Kapoor has appeared in over 100 movies including the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Bolyle.
Kapoor said, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and honored that they have chosen to include my work as an actor and producer. With the incredible success of Slumdog Millionaire, the timing could not be better. I feel as though I have come full circle. In November, I attended the AFI Fest premiere of Slumdog Millionaire at the ArcLight Theatre. Now, some five months later, I am humbled and honored that my work as an actor and filmmaker has been chosen to receive such a fantastic tribute at the same venue."
IFFLA festival director Christina Marouda said, “We couldn’t be more proud and excited to shine the spotlight on such striking and dynamic figures as Anil Kapoor and Dr. Kiran Bedi. Kapoor is an accomplished artist and ambassador for the Indian filmmaking community and Dr. Bedi is an absolute inspiration for women around the world. We are honored to place them both front and center at IFFLA this year.”