(Marisha Karwa’s article appeared on DNA 5/29; via Pam Green.)
Netting laurels in a career spanning over 300 films in 55 years hasn't stopped Sir Ian McKellen from learning on the job, discovers Marisha Karwa
Sir Ian McKellen is a bundle of energy. Having sat through 10 media interactions in a span of 120 minutes, the 77-year-old snatches a couple of minutes for a smoke break, as he scampers between rooms at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
He is a man on a mission. During his six-day visit to Mumbai this past week – his first to India – to promote the British Film Institute-curated Shakespeare on Film event, McKellen has a packed calendar: an hour-long Twitter chat, media interactions, a public tête-à-tête with Aamir Khan, a film screening, a film festival inauguration and soirées with the upper crust before he jets off to Shanghai, China where he will likely have an equally action-packed schedule.