Sir Ben Kingsley’s diversity drive


National treasure Sir Ben Kingsley has claimed that film makers will “step up to the plate” when there is a demand for more diversity in cinema. The Oscar-winning actor, who plays a Sikh taxi driver in New York in his latest movie Learning to Drive, told Eastern Eye that the industry needed to be sensitive to the environment and culture of its audience. “As soon as there is a demand in the audience for the immense variety that is life, film makers will step up to the plate,” Sir Ben said. “It has to be driven from audience demand. There…

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