BAFTA 2021: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan among late icons given tribute

Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan
Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

London, April 12 : Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan were among late screen icons who were given tributes along with Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas and Chadwick Boseman, at the 74th British Academy for Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards held in the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night.

The tribute, in the form of a video clip, was a homage paid to over 40 artistes the world of screen lost during the past year, including actors, writers, directors, and technicians.

The video started with a tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Irrfan’s name was accompanied by a dialogue from his 2012 Hollywood film “Life Of Pi”.

Other late artistes who were remembered in the video included Ian Holm and Barbara Windsor, and the video ended with a tribute to “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman.

The BAFTA, hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, offered their condolences to the Royal household on the loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April 9.

On Friday April 9, the royal family announced that the Queen’s husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had died aged 99 at Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip, who was the first president of Bafta from 1959 to 1965, was honoured at the beginning of the Bafta Film Awards ceremony on Sunday evening by co-presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, in addition to being included in the ‘in memoriam’ tribute.

Former EastEnders star Dame Barbara, who died in December 2020 at the age of 83 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, was honoured in the montage.

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