"I was offered one-and-a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing, but I had to go dressed as Gandalf. So I said, 'I am sorry, Gandalf doesn't do weddings'," said Ian McKellen
"The right medium to discover Shakespeare's true genius is through theatre with the right actors, the right director (the way it is meant to be), as theatre, film and cinema are the best media to experience him"
"I was 49 when I came out and it wasn't difficult because I was established as an actor and I was confident. To say it in public was a great relief and everything changed for the better. Be it your relationship, people around you or friends. My acting got better. I did not have to fake things," said Sir Ian McKellen
"I'm here for Kashish and I'm here because I strongly believe in what this film festival stands for, It's for basic human rights. It's not about being lesbian, gay, female, male, transsexual or anything. It's about being able to be who you want to be," said Sonam Kapoor