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. Irrfan is undergoing treatment in London for a neuroendocrine tumour. He accepted his award privately, LIFF said.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee 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 LIFF - "Love, Sonia" and "In the Shadows".
"Getting this award at this prestigious film festival, it definitely is a matter of privilege for me, also in London, the city I love the most," he said.