Kabir Bedi (Kabir Bedi) has been a part of many films and TV shows of the country and abroad. He is the father of Bollywood actress Pooja Bedi and maternal grandfather of Alaya F. He has done a lot of work in Italy including the popular TV series ‘Sandokan’. He was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in Venice on Saturday.
ETimes quoted ‘Variety’ as saying that Kabir Bedi was honored with the ‘Filming Italy Movie Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Venice Production Bridge Market. Kabir Bedi has served as the informal ambassador for Indo-Italian relations for nearly four decades. He said during his speech, ‘For many years I have been asking the people of Italy to pay attention to India and the people of India to pay attention to Italy.’
He added, “Since ‘Sandokan’, I have done more than six serials in Italy and many people don’t realize that I have actually given much less time to Bollywood and Hollywood than I did in my career in Italy. ‘ According to media reports, Bedi said that she realized very early that she could not become a leading actress in Bollywood unless she wanted to become a singing-dancing star.
She became famous by playing an important role in the TV series ‘Sandokan’
He said, ‘So I knew I had to make my career abroad and it was the Italians who gave me this wonderful role of ‘Sandokan’ and gave me the opportunity to come to Italy. Based on the novels by Emilio Sulger, the TV series debuted in 1976 and attracted a record 34 percent of viewers. This was followed by several such series and films that revolved around the character.
Kabir Bedi has been a part of some Bollywood hits
Kabir Bedi was presented with the award by producer and actor Tiziana Rocca and Roberto Stabile, head of the Italian organization ANICA. Bedi’s early hits in Bollywood include ‘Kuch Dhage’, ‘Ishq Ishq Ishq’ and ‘Naagin’.
Has worked a lot in Hollywood
In his career in America, he has played roles in films like ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ and ‘Dynasty’, ‘Murder,’ Magnum, ‘Hunter’, ‘Knight Rider’ and ‘Highlander’. According to media reports, he also played the lead role in ‘The Thief of Baghdad’. He was in lead roles in ‘Ashanti’ and the James Bond film ‘Octopsy’.
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First Published: September 04, 2022, 19:41 IST