Richard Gere is in India again for the shooting of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This time, he met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in New Delhi. After shooting in Rajasthan, Gere went to New Delhi and met the Prime Minister.
"Mr. Richard Gere met Prime Minister @narendramodi," read a post from the @PMOIndia Twitter handle.This is Modi's second meeting with a Hollywood star after becoming the Prime Minister. Last time, Narendra Modi met handsome Hollywood actor, Hugh Jackman at a rock concert in New York.
Richard Gere was in Rajasthan for the shoot of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a sequel of the 2011 British comedy-drama. The sequel also stars Judi Dench, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tena Desae.
Gere is the chairman of Gere Foundation and Global Envoy of International Buddhist Confederation. He visits India a lot of times and has also ended up in a controversy last time. Richard Gere kissed Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on the stage of an event which gathered a lot of criticism. In 2007, Richard attended HIV-AIDS awareness in New Delhi, where he kissed Big Brother 5 winner, Shilpa Shetty.
The 65-year-old star of films like "American Gigolo" and "Pretty Woman", is an ardent devotee of the Dalai Lama. On his recent visit, Richard Gere gifted PM Modi a bunch of flowers and a Tibetan scarf.