Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan Among Late Icons Given Tribute at BAFTA 2021

Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan Among Late Icons Given Tribute at BAFTA 2021

Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan were among late screen icons; were given tributes along with Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas and 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.

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The 74th British Academy Film Awards honored late actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor in their In Memorium segment at Sunday night’s ceremony. The Indian actors died last year in April.

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.

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”.

Emotional fans took to social media to express their feelings on seeing the two get honoured by the academy. “So saddened to see that wonderful actor Irrfan Khan died this year. He was terrific in The Lunchbox a few years ago. Wonderful actor,” wrote a fan. “My heart when seeing Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor is the memoriam segment,” wrote another.