Oscars 2021 saw The Academy pay tribute to Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan and Indian Oscar-winning costumier Bhanu Athaiya, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput were also mentioned at Oscars In Memoriam gallery.
The 93rd Academy Awards paid tribute to actor Irrfan Khan and Oscar-winning costumier Bhanu Athaiya. the 2 Indian personalities featured within the Academy’s In Memorium segment during its ceremony. They were honoured along side artists like Chadwick Boseman, Cicely Tyson, Sean Connery, Diana Rigg and Helen McCrory among others.
Apart from having numerous popular films to his credit in Bollywood, Irrfan was known round the world for his works in Hollywood films lifetime of Pi, Slumdog Millionaie, Jurassic World and Inferno among others.
Bhanu on her part was the primary Oscar winner from India, having won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Gandhi in 1982.
Countless fans are still devastated over the deaths of Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput. While the artists may be gone, they continue to be in our memories and their contribution to the cinematic world is recognised. This year, Oscars honoured these actors in it’s a glance Memoriam segment.
Oscar 2021 pays Tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan-
Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput were absent from the list, and their fans on social media have commented on their absence. However, they were remembered on the website of the Academy Awards in a special In Memoriam section.
Frieda Pinto, who had worked with the actor in Slumdog Millionaire had earlier written in honour of the actor for the Academy. The actress wrote, “There was simply nobody like Irrfan Khan. His grace and dignity along side his monumental talent as an artist, actor – a portrayer of humanity altogether it’s shapes and forms – made me not only have deep admiration for him but I instinctively wanted to emulate that grace in my career also.”
Oscars 2021 are being in L.A. at multiple locations: Dolby Theatre, where it’s been traditionally hosted, and Union Station. The award ceremony was earlier scheduled for February, but the event was delayed by two months thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic.