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Irrfan Khan honoured at London Indian Film Festival

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Indian Irrfan Khan, known for films like "The Namesake", "Life of Pi", and "Slumdog Millionaire', was announced as the winner of a special Icon Award at Bagri Indian Festival (LIFF).

Comedy "Eaten by Lions" triumphed at the BFI-backed event. The winners were announced at the closing ceremony on Friday night, reports

Irrfan is undergoing treatment in for a neuroendocrine tumour. He accepted his award privately, said.

was also given an Icon Award.

The actor, who will soon be seen in Amazon's Indian original "Family Man", starred in two films that screened at -- "Love, Sonia" and "In the Shadows".

"Getting this award at this prestigious festival, it definitely is a matter of privilege for me, also in London, the city I the most," he said.

Other winners at included Richa Chadha, who took the Outstanding Achievement Award. She stars in "Love, Sonia", which was the festival's opening night movie.

"When you say Indian films, people assume it's just Bollywood and that's untrue," she said.

"We have independent films… Festivals like LIFF help us in making the right noise back home, so these films stand a chance against the mainstream expensive (movies)."

Mrunal Thakur, another star of "Love, Sonia"-- which is a US-Indian production from "Life of Pi" David Womark, won

According to, Jason Wingard's "Eaten by Lions" scooped for Best It follows half-brothers (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll) as they travel to the British seaside resort of Blackpool looking for Omar's biological father.



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First Published: Sat, June 30 2018. 19:04 IST