Judi Dench admits to affair with India
Judi Dench says she enjoyed a "love affair with India" while making her latest film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the country. The 77-year-old actress was in Jaipur last year alongwith other cast members of the film and says she was addicted to India, reported Huffington Post.
"I wouldn't call it a culture shock, it was like a love affair for me with India. Before it, although I had family who had been out to India, I really didn't have a great desire to go and then it came up and within a day or two days I was not just bewitched by it, but I was completely addicted to it.
"I can't wait to go back and I hope that what comes out of this film is how incredible it is and how beautiful the people were," Dench said at the London premiere of the film, also attended by co-stars Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, 'Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel and Celia Imrie, who wore a colourful
The capital's Curzon Mayfair was decked out with floral garlands and traditional music for the screening of the film, in which Dench plays a widow who travels to the country with a group of English pensioners to check into a seemingly luxurious retirement home.
The John Madden-directed film, which also stars Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup and newcomer Tena Desae, is in cinemas on February 24.