'Slumdog' star set for Indian film fest honor
L.A. event will screen two pics starring Anil KapoorAnil Kapoor, the Indian star who plays the game show host in "Slumdog Millionaire," will be honored at the seventh annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which runs April 21-26 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood.
The fest will screen two films in which he stars, 1991's "Lamhe" and 1997's "Virasat," as well as "Gandhi, My Father," which he produced.
The fest also announced that Megan Doneman's "Yes Madam, Sir," a documentary about Kiran Bedi, India's first and highest-ranking officer of the Indian Police Service, will be the closing-night film, which Bedi will attend as guest of honor.
"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," IFFLA festival director Christina Marouda said. "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."