BAFTA 2021: Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor remembered at the BAFTA Awards, tribute to veteran artists in style

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By: Paromita Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-12 12:23:03 IST

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The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA), the celebrated award for cinema, was held on Saturday and Sunday. It was the 74th BAFTA Awards event. Like every year, this year too many films and actors made headlines.

The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA), the celebrated award for cinema, was held on Saturday and Sunday. It was the 74th BAFTA Awards event. Like every year, this year too many films and actors made headlines. At the same time, in the BAFTA, a tribute is given to two legendary actors of Hindi cinema.

It stars veteran actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. Both these actors were among the illustrious actors of Bollywood, but both of them passed away last year. In such a situation, BAFTA has paid tribute to Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. The BAFTA Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, also paid tribute to Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas and Chadwick Bossman, along with both of these artists.

According to news agency IANS, a video clip paid tribute to more than 40 artists of the world, including artists, writers, directors and technicians who had said goodbye to the world last year. The tribute video began with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. This was followed by tribute to other artists including Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. Irrfan Khan was paid tribute to his 2012 Hollywood film Life of Pie with a dialogue.

Other artists to be paid tribute included Ian Holm and Barbara Windsor, among others. And the video ended with a tribute to the film 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman. Hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O'Leary, BAFTA also expressed its condolences to Britain's royal family, remembering Prince Philip of the Duke of Edinburgh, who had said goodbye to the world on 9 April.

Talking about Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, both of these Bollywood acted in many great films and left their own mark. Irrfan Khan had also acted in many Hollywood films. While Rishi Kapoor was active in Bollywood for a long time. He also gave many best films in his career, but Irfan Khan died on 29 April last year and Rishi Kapoor died on 30 April.  

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