Kabir Bedi Pays Tribute To Roger Moore's Ex-Wife Luisa Mattioli: "Had Many Conversations While Filming Octopussy"

Kabir Bedi spoke about his interaction with the late actress while filming Octopussy

Kabir Bedi Pays Tribute To Roger Moore's Ex-Wife Luisa Mattioli: 'Had Many Conversations While Filming Octopussy'

Kabir Bedi shared this photo (courtesy iKabirBedi)

Highlights

  • Kabir Bedi mourned Italian actress Luisa Mattioli in a tweet
  • She was the former wife of Roger Moore, Kabir Bedi's one-time co-star
  • "It was a magical time and I mourn her passing," tweeted Kabir Bedi
New Delhi:

Italian actress Luisa Mattioli, who was married to Sir Roger Moore, has died at the age of 85. The actress married Sir Roger Moore in 1969 and the couple divorced in 2000. Among several fans and colleagues who are mourning her loss is actor Kabir Bedi. He had interacted with the late actress while filming the James Bond film Octopussy. Kabir Bedi starred alongside the likes of Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan in the movie headlined by Sir Roger Moore. The actor shared a condolence note on Twitter, adding that Luisa Mattioli had breathed her last on what is celebrated as World Bond Day. Sharing a vintage picture of Sir Roger Moore and Luisa Mattioli, Kabir Bedi wrote, “Saddened by the passing of Italian actress Luisa Mattioli, Roger Moore's third wife. We had many fun conversations while filming Octopussy at the Lake Palace in Udaipur, one chronicled in my book.” Here, Kabir Bedi is referring to his book Stories I Must Tell.

Kabir Bedi added, “It was a magical time and I mourn her passing. Ironically, on World Bond Day.”

See the tweet here:

The sad news of the actress's death was confirmed by restaurateur Geoffrey Moore --  Sir Roger Moore and Luisa Mattioli's oldest son -- to the Daily Mail. The report added that before Sir Roger's death in 2017, the couple had reconciled despite their “acrimonious split”.

Kabir Bedi, meanwhile, often shares anecdotes from his five-decade-long career as an actor and performer. On the occasion of World Bond Day, the actor shared a message of gratitude on Twitter. “October 6th was World Bond Day. I thank the late Cubby Broccoli, and his heirs Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, on the world's first film franchise, for the joy they have given millions, and for making me the first Indian actor to play a major role in a Bond film, Octopussy.”

Kabir Bedi also treated fans to some old and new pictures of himself flaunting a beard for a variety of roles, on World Beard Day. “I have been sporting a beard since the 1970s. After my first Bollywood hit film, Raj Khosla's Kuchche Dhaage, producers asked me to keep my beard. They said it was lucky for me. And so it proved to be. My beard became my brand image,” he wrote, sharing the picture collage.

Kabir Bedi is known for his work in films such as The Thief of Baghdad, Khoon Bhari Maang and Main Hoon Na, among others. Kabir Bedi's daughter, Pooja Bedi and granddaughter Alaya Furniturewalla are also actors.

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