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Learning to Drive in Brooklyn:
Ben Kingsley Stars as a Sikh-American in New Film





Sir Ben Kingsley has got an eye for a natty piece of headgear.

And the Oscar-winning actor looked unrecognisable in a Sikh turban and a snapback baseball cap as he begun filming  the indie drama “Learning To Drive in Brooklyn” with co-star Patricia Clarkson.

Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE, plays instructor Darwan, a Sikh political refugee from India who is teaching newly separated Wendy to drive.

Wendy, a self-absorbed New York book critic, is thrown into shock when her husband leaves her abruptly for another woman. A bitter divorce ensues.

He tries to be patient with his student, who is coming apart at the seams before his eyes.

Meanwhile, Darwan is contemplating an arranged marriage to a woman he has never met.

This weekend, the movie is filming at 8th Ave and St John’s Place in Brooklyn (New York, USA).

The film is based on a Katha Pollitt personal essay published in The New Yorker in 2002 about the bi-weekly driving lessons she had with her Filipino driving instructor.

The much celebrated actor is set to be honoured at Bafta's annual Britannia Awards in Los Angeles in November alongside Kathryn Bigelow.

The Zero Dark Thirty director and Gandhi star will be the guests of honour at the gala dinner, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Bigelow, the first woman to receive the Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker, will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, while Kingsley will be honoured with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

George Clooney will be handed the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the gala.


[Courtesy: Daily Mail. Edited for]

August 25, 2013




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