He could be an Oscar-award winning actor himself, but when legendary filmmakers like Martin Scorsese offers him a film, even Sir Ben Kingsley (left) cannot say, No.
“When Martin calls, you can’t say no. He is such a genius at what he does... such a caring, and loving director. He loves detailing in his style of filmmaking and when he is embarking on a journey where he is trying 3D for the first time, you would want to jump on the ride and be a part of it with him,” says the 68-year-old, who stars in Scorsese’s multiple Oscar-award winning slice of life 3D adventure drama film, Hugo.
Prod him about his 3D experience and Kingsley, who teamed up with Scorsese two years after Shutter Island (2010), says, “It was fantastic. On a lighter note, when you are filming in 3D you have longer breaks and hence we could wander on the magnificent sets. One thing about 3D is that it captures everything as it is. So you need to be careful that you emote well, and you especially need to be careful to not do any sort of overacting.” Having bagged kudos worldwide, Hugo is releasing in India today, and Kingsley wants the Indian audiences to “understand just by the visual experience of Hugo that life is truly beautiful”, after watching the flick.