South Asian Actor Nominated for Leo Award
“Afternoon Tea is a hard hitting story that clashes two different cultures and generations together but offers the hope and opportunity for change,” says Rakhra.
Shot in Vancouver, the film has a running time of 13 minutes and is directed by Daljit DJ Parmar, who said the following:
“BK plays a grandfather who is full of love but his cultural beliefs lock that love away in a very dark place, until one day a little boy comes and cracks open his armour. He’s an extremely talented actor who brought a great level of depth to his character allowing you to root for him despite his shortcomings.”
Rakhra plays the lead role of Samrat, in a film that is best described as a contemporary tale of generational and cultural differences with sensitivity and subtlety. Afternoon Tea follows an Indian grandfather, who has no family left and lives alone secluded from society. Unbeknownst to him, his life will change when a seemingly lost boy comes to his home asking to use his phone. He is unaware that this boy is not who he appears to be and holds a secret that will change him forever.
“It’s truly rewarding to be a part of a film that breaks stereotypes and portrays a unique perspective on repairing culturally damaged relationships.” says Rakhra “I hope that I can continue to be involved in films that have depth and meaning to characters I play.”
Rakhra, who was born and raised in BC, has been involved in the entertainment industry since the 1970s from his days in theatre to his current film and television roles over the last several years.