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Morgan Freeman’s Ganges connect

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Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country “settling”. The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him. “I was fascinated by India. So going there was a very settling experience. I went there for a spiritual trip more than a sight-seeing trip. So, it was a spiritual experience for me. The time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever,” Freeman said.

During his tryst with India for “The Story of God”, he visited Bodh Gaya and Varanasi – cities which are of religious significance. Asked what aspect of the country inspired him and would he ever make a film on India, Freeman said he is not sure of the second part as he didn’t have much time in hand to explore the country deeply.

The 79-year-old said: “I didn’t see enough of the country to make a film on it. I haven’t been able to stay for so long to have a judgment on the same. However, we all are looking for great content. So, yes, will I ever make a film in India? Absolutely!”


The actor, who has featured in cinematic gems like “Street Smart”, “Glory”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Seven” and “Bruce Almighty”, came to India last year to explore “the story of god” in a documentary series. The 79-year-old is also executive producer of “Madam Secretary” – season three of which airs in India on AXN.