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Aamir Khan Had A Conversation With Sir Ian McKellen On Stage, And Didn't Know Jack About Him

A little reading up on stuff would have been nice.

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On May 23, Aamir Khan spoke about theatre, cinema and Shakespeare with Sir Ian McKellen, at the NCPA theatre in Mumbai.

However, while speaking with McKellen, Khan took a whole bunch of missteps. For one, he really had no idea about LGBT law in India.

While discussing people who have come out, he didn't know if any Bollywood actors have come out of the closet, and Imran Khan (who was seated in the audience) reminded him that there are certain laws against homosexuality in India.
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While discussing people who have come out, he didn't know if any Bollywood actors have come out of the closet, and Imran Khan (who was seated in the audience) reminded him that there are certain laws against homosexuality in India.

He also asked McKellen about what it felt like to be one of the first and probably only actors to have come out publicly. To which McKellen responded, saying, "I'm not, there are literally hundreds of us".

He had no clue about McKellen's past work, apart from X-Men and LOTR, and wasn't sure which Shakespearean film he had acted in.

McKellen followed up by saying, "I'm in awe of your TV show (Satyamev Jayate)".
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McKellen followed up by saying, "I'm in awe of your TV show (Satyamev Jayate)".

And probably the weirdest thing he did was literally leave the stage towards the end to go pee.

He asked McKellen to take a few more questions while he did. TBF, he did have like three bottles of water.
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He asked McKellen to take a few more questions while he did. TBF, he did have like three bottles of water.

Oh, well.

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