Actor Sonam Kapoor has been invited by the Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, to a special reception to celebrate India Global Forum’s (IGF) UK-India Week 2023, according to sources.
The reception will be hosted by Sunak at 10 Downing Street this week as a part of IGF’s flagship event, running until June 30 in London and Windsor. Kapoor will be attending the reception to represent India and its cultural influence globally.
UK-India Week 2023 is the fifth iteration of IGF's flagship event, a week-long programme that seeks to honour and strengthen the longstanding partnership between these two countries by providing a platform to spotlight crucial topics, including politics, trade, business, sustainability, inclusion, and innovation.
She took centrestage at the concert as she introduced various choir performers of the Commonwealth. Her piece served as a prelude to the inspiring virtual choir performances by the Commonwealth, made up of choirs, solo artists and duos from the 56 Commonwealth countries.
Kapoor also introduced Steve Winwood, who performed a modern version of his iconic song 'Higher Love' accompanied by a 70-piece orchestra.
She began her speech with 'Namaste' and was introduced as one of the biggest actors in Bollywood. The 'Khoobsurat' actor emphasised the diversity of the Commonwealth during her spoken word performance. She also elucidated upon the oneness that binds the diversity of the nation.
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"Our Commonwealth is a union. Together, we are one-third of the world's people, one-third of the world's oceans, and one-third of the world's lands. Each of our countries is unique, and each of our people is special but we choose to stand as one. Learning from our history, blessed by our diversity, driven by our values and determined to build a more peaceful, sustainable and prosperous place where every voice is heard, " Sonam Kapoor said in her speech.
Meanwhile, on the work front, she will now be making her grand comeback to the movies with the film 'Blind'. Helmed by Shome Makhija, the film will stream on the OTT platform Jio Cinema from July 7.