NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul’s son, the late Angad Paul, has received a special tribute from Hollywood.
‘Eddie the Eagle’, in theatres in the US and set for release in the UK on March 28, has been dedicated to the memory of the 45-year-old businessman, philanthropist and film producer who died suddenly last November.
“In Memory Of Our Friend Angad Paul,” reads the end credit of the film, which has been directed by Dexter Fletcher and produced by Matthew Vaughn who were part of the team that worked with Angad Paul when he produced the box-office hit ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ in 1998.
Lord Paul said he was “very proud” to hear this when his niece called him up from the US after she came out of the theatre.
“It is the first good news I have had in months. It is a great tribute and shows what good friends Angad had. I am very grateful to them,” he said.
Asked if he plans to catch the film when it is released in the UK later this month, Lord Paul said “definitely”.
Angad was an enthusiastic supporter of the British and Indian film industries through his companies Film24 and AV Pictures.
He worked closely with filmmaker Guy Ritchie, including the hit crime comedy ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ and its sequel Snatch (2000).
‘Eddie the Eagle’ is a biopic based on the life of Eddie Edwards, the first skier to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988.