March 11, 2009 / 5:06 AM / 10 years ago

"Slumdog" star to be feted at L.A. festival

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Anil 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.

Indian actors Freida Pinto (L) and Anil Kapoor of the best picture nominated film "Slumdog Millionaire," laugh together on the red carpet at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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 festival 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.

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