Indian performing artist Irrfan Khan, known for films like The Namesake, Life of Pi, and Slumdog Millionaire, was reported as the champ of a unique Icon Award at Bagri London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).
Satire Eaten by Lions triumphed at the BFI-upheld occasion. The champs were declared at the end service on Friday night, reports variety.com. Irrfan Khan is experiencing treatment in London for a neuroendocrine tumor. He acknowledged his honor secretly, LIFF said. Performing artist Manoj Bajpayee was likewise given an Icon Award.
The on-screen character, who will before long be found in Amazon's Indian unique Family Man, featured in two movies that screened at LIFF - Love, Sonia and In the Shadows.
"Getting this honor at this renowned film celebration, it certainly involves benefit for me, additionally in London, the city I adore the most," he said.
Different champs at LIFF included Bollywood performing artist Richa Chadha, who took the Outstanding Achievement Award. She stars in Love, Sonia, which was the celebration's premiere night motion picture. "When you say Indian movies, individuals expect it's simply Bollywood and that is false," she said. "We have free movies… Festivals like LIFF help us in making the correct commotion back home, so these movies stand a shot against the standard costly (films)."
Mrunal Thakur, another star of Love, Sonia - which is a US-Indian generation from Life of Pi maker David Womark, won the Best Newcomer Award.
As per variety.com, Jason Wingard's Eaten by Lions scooped the Audience Award for Best Film. It takes after relatives Omar (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll) as they travel to the British oceanside resort of Blackpool searching for Omar's natural dad.