Important to take a leap of faith, says Kabir Bedi

Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Kabir Bedi says the most important lesson he has learnt in his over five-decade career is that sometimes it is necessary to take a leap of faith and explore new avenues in the creative profession.

The actor’s talent took him on a global voyage, and he worked in the west in Italian TV series “Sandokan” and James Bond film “Octopussy”. Kabir says working abroad changed his life for good.

“Vidya (Balan) and I spoke on creativity and leadership at IIM-B Alumni gathering here. As I said, in being responsible and making sensible decisions, you might miss out on the element of creativity. If I hadn’t taken a leap of faith, I wouldn’t have got the role of ‘Sandokan’ and subsequently ‘Octopussy’. ‘Sandokan’ changed my life forever,” Kabir said in a statement.

He spoke of his journey in showbiz at a special session on the importance of creativity and leadership for alumni at Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIMB) on Saturday.

Besides Kabir and Vidya, other speakers at the session were Bollywood’s ‘Badshah’ Shah Rukh Khan and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

“It was wonderful to share knowledge, engage with the alumni and listen to other talks by Shah Rukh Khan, Shashi Tharoor and other fine minds,” said Kabir, the star of “Khoon Bhari Maang”.

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