BAFTAs: Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor honoured in ‘IN Memoriam’ segment

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The 74th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) took place on Sunday night. Among others, late actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor were honoured in In Memoriam segment of BAFTAs leaving fans emotional. Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, both passed away in April 2020 leaving fans gutted. As BAFTAs honoured the two and their contribution to world cinema, fans got emotional and shared their mixed feelings. “My heart when seeing Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor is the Memoriam segment,” wrote one of the fans. 

Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29 after battling neuroendocrine tumour for two years. Rishi Kapoor died a day later after battling cancer for two years himself. Both Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor’s contribution to Hindi cinema has been immense and their void continues to be felt. One of the fans wrote, “#IrrfanKhan & #RishiKapoor among the #BAFTA  “In Memoriam” tributes – their work appreciated from Indian film screens to a much wider audience #BAFTAs.” Both of their work touched millions in the country and abroad. 

Apart from the two stalwarts of Indian cinema, George Segal, Sean Connery, Yaphet Kotto, Barbara Windsor, Olivia de Havilland, Alan Parker, Max von Sydow, Kirk Douglas, Christopher Plummer, and Chadwick Boseman were also remembered during the much-talked-about segment of BAFTAs. 

The awards ceremony was presented by the likes of Hugh Grant, Tom Hiddleston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The ceremony took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall, but recipients accepted their honours remotely. 

While Irrfan was last seen in Angrezi Medium, a sequel to his hit film Hindi Medium, Rishi Kapoor will last be seen in Sharmaji Namkeen. To complete the remaining portions by Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal had stepped in. 

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