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Bollywood & Hollywood Star & Friend Of The Show Anil Kapoor In Conversation Tonight At TIFF Bell Lig
January 21, 2013
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One of the biggest movie stars in India, and indeed the world, will be at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto this evening.

Anil Kapoor is taking part in an hour long conversation about his film and TV career in both Bollywood and Hollywood, as well as his upcoming projects.

Kapoor is perhaps best known in North America for his role as game show host Prem Kumar in the international hit Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Academy Awards.

Kapoor was in the red chair a couple of seasons ago. Here he is talking about the success of Slumdog Millionaire and how he rushed to the stage on Oscar night.

You can watch the full interview here.

Kapoor also had prominent roles in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' with Tom Cruise and '24' with Kiefer Sutherland.

In all, he's appeared in more than 100 films including such major hits as 'Mashaal', 'Mr. India', 'Tezaab', 'Parinda', 'Raam Lakhan', 'Lamhe', '1492: A Love Story', 'Virasat' and 'Pukar'.

Kapoor was raised in the suburbs of Mumbai, and shared a single room with his entire family, and a bathroom with a dozen others. But as poor as he was, he still got to see movies, and grew up idolizing Charlie Chaplin.

At 12 years old, he ran away from home to audition for a film. He got the part, a small role that eventually led to bigger parts.

Kapoor is also a goodwill ambassador for Plan India, working to prevent the exploitation and abuse of street kids.

Tonight's event will include clips of his career highlights, and a interactive session with the audience.

A report in the Hindustan Times quotes a source close to Kapoor as saying "Being invited for this event... is a huge honour for Anil. It's reserved only for people with a considerable body of work behind them, and those who have global recognition... He's thrilled."

In Conversation With... Anil Kapoor starts tonight at 7pm ET at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. You can find out more here.

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