Sorry this update is a little late – I actually lost my camera with all the pictures, but alas the camera has been found and with it all the pictures.
The Toronto International Film Festival teamed up with IIFA to pay tribute to the legendary Raj Kapoor.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the press conference held after the IIFA awards show. The Kapoor family was in attendance to talk about thier dad, husband and the actor Raj Kapoor, and hosted by Anupam Kher. From the Kapoor family Raj Kapoor’s widow Kishna Kapoor and their three sons Randhir, Rishi, and Rajiv Kapoor were peresent, notibly absent were his famous grand daughters Kareena and Karishma Kapoor. Others in attendance were Gulshan Grover, Deepa Meta, Subhash Ghai, and Raj Kapoor’s widow Krishna Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Cinema showcases not only the films that the legend was in, but also art work representing the various films. TIFF has really out done them selves with this exhibit. They have gone out of the box showcasing Indian Cinema with an opportunity for the public to see films, art, and be a part of Indian Cinema.
Rishi Kapoor said, “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.”
The movies are still playing at the TIFF Lightbox and the exhibit runs until the end of Summer – so go check it out!!!