Indian actor 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 London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).
Comedy "Eaten by Lions" triumphed at the BFI-backed event. The winners were announced at the closing ceremony on Friday night, reports variety.com.
The actor, who will soon be seen in Amazon's Indian original "Family Man", starred in two films that screened at LIFF -- "Love, Sonia" and "In the Shadows".
"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)."
According to variety.com, Jason Wingard's "Eaten by Lions" scooped the Audience Award for Best Film. It follows half-brothers Omar (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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