IIFA and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced their collaboration to host a tribute to the legend of Indian Cinema, Raj Kapoor, on June 26th in Toronto.
The tribute will be followed by a retrospective film series called Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema, which will run for six weeks at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The Gala opening will be hosted by acclaimed director Karan Johar.
Several members of the Kapoor family attended the press conference to lend their support and are planning on attending the event in Toronto.
Speaking on behalf of the family Randhir Kapoor said, “I am very touched by this gesture and would like to thank IIFA and TIFF for honouring the legacy of our father who lived for his work and who lives on through his work. He is a true legend and I believe that this retrospective is a great way to honour his memory.”
Rishi Kapoor added, “Our father was a great man both in his personal and professional life. His passion and love for cinema shines through in all his movies and he has made a place for himself in the hearts of cinema lovers all over India. I’m thrilled about this retrospective of his work and cannot wait to see it. He has always been a true inspiration for me.”