Arts for India charity and Mr. Satish Modi hosted a Benefit Gala dinner on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. This event posthumously honoured the late Lord Richard Attenborough and confered Lifetime Achievement Awards upon Dame Joan Collins and Mumtaz Madhvani.
This event was hosted at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London and is supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) , Pinewood Studios and the Columbia University School of the Arts together with other benefactors.
Mr. Kabir Bedi the renowned Indian actor noted – ““Lord Attenborough remains an iconic figure in world cinema. I first met him at the London Press screening of his Oscar-winning “Gandhi”, where I bowed and touched his feet, Indian style, as a mark reverence. I salute BAFTA and Arts For India for honouring a great British actor, producer and director for his magnificent contributions to the world of films.”
Mr Satish Modi, the founder of Arts for India charity added ” We are very honoured that Lord Attenborough made the film on the father of our great nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and no one could have done a better job than Lord Attenborough in the making of this epic film”.
AFI is also conferring Lifetime Achievement Awards upon two living legends – Dame Joan Collins and Mumtaz Madhvani – the latter of Bollywood fame.
Dame Joan Collins added : ” I am delighted to accept this honour and would like to wish Arts for India the best in their very worthwhile endeavors to establish a TV and Film Institute in India”.
And Mumtaz Madhvani added –
“Thank you very much Arts for India. I am very lucky that I have been given this award. I really feel honoured”.