Award for NRI editor of `The King`s Speech`

Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 19:02 PM IST

London: Tariq Anwar, the India-origin editor of the Oscar nominated `The King`s Speech` will receive an award from John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons.

Bercow will present Anwar the Special Award for Achievement in Film as part of the Asian Voice Public and Political Life Awards 2011.

The Awards are held annually to honour people who have made a special impact in the preceding 12 months. The ceremony will be held in the Members` Dining Room of the House of Commons, and will be attended by many high profile figures
from the Asian community in the UK.

Other winners include Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition as Parliamentarian of the Year, Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education as Cabinet Minister of the
Year and Ranjit Mathrani, Community Award.

Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz said: "The British Asian community has made a great contribution to our country. It is fantastic to have the opportunity to honour Tariq
Anwar and his role in the success of `The King`s Speech` so soon after their success at the BAFTAs and before the Academy Awards alongside other esteemed public and political figures such as Ed Miliband MP and Michael Gove MP who work to celebrate the diversity of our multicultural country."

`The King`s Speech` is a frontrunner at this year`s Oscars with 12 nominations. Anwar is also in the Oscar race along with Indian musician A R Rahman.

PTI