"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'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
Ian McKellen is in the country as a part of Shakespeare Lives on Film, a global programme to celebrate the Bard's works and his influence on culture, education and society, coinciding with his 400th death anniversary