I found Varanasi extremely fascinating: Morgan Freeman
He has already played God onscreen so it was only natural that he would be the man to explore The Story of God and Hollywood superstar Morgan Freeman, who travelled to seven countries for the documentary, says he found his stay in Varanasi “extremely fascinating”.
Being one of the prominent religious and spiritual centres of India for centuries, the city of Varanasi in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was one of the key destinations for Freeman.
“I found Varanasi extremely fascinating... I was going over the pictures, the ambience in Varanasi is extraordinary. It is the holiest of holy cities in India on the holiest river in India. Learning that reincarnation, you can bypass it in Varanasi, did you know that? That was news to me,” said Freeman. The Bruce Almighty star was also fascinated and baffled by the traffic on the roads in the old city by the Ganges.
“...the thing I really could not put my mind around was the traffic. You’ve got everything that’s mobile - cows, donkeys, dogs, children, old people, cabs, trucks, those little tick-ticks, tuck-tuck trucks, they’re all there and traffic sometimes stops, but it never really stops.”