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Irrfan Khan honoured by British House of Commons

By Agencies
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 10:25 IST

Irrfan Khan Bollywood star Irrfan Khan has been honoured for his contribution to cinema.

The actor who has played important roles in international flicks like The Warrior , The Namesake , A Mighty Heart and the recently released and highly acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire , has been honoured by the British House of Commons for his outstanding contribution to the Indian cinema.

The versatile actor received the award from Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP from Birmingham Perry Barr in the House of Commons.




Jaipur-born actor Irrfan Khan, who played the role of a Police Inspector in 'Slumdog', expresses his happiness over the film's acknowledgement at British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), where it won seven awards.

"I am happy that the feel good film has won as many as seven awards at BAFTA here, including the Best Film, Best Director prize for Danny Boyle and Best Music award for A R Rahman ," he told a news agency.

"I am hopeful that it will win four to five Oscars later this month where it has received ten nominations. I think it is going to win the Best Film, the Best Director and Best screenplay awards."

"I will be delighted if it wins Oscar for Music and sound," Khan said.

We will be delighted as well, Mr. Khan.



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