From watching the rituals of dying to experiencing the hustle bustle of life, Hollywood star Keanu Reeves lived by means of the circle of life whereas sitting on the sting of Ganges, one thing he says continues to remain alive in his thoughts.
“During my first time in the country, I remember just being on the streets and seeing the amazing life, the cows, people. I got a chance to go to the edge of the Ganges and sit and see the wheel of life,” Reeves tells us over a Zoom name from New York.
He continues, “People mourning and the ritual of death. And at the same time, monkeys in the trees, chasing each other, running around and this, you know, all of the shamans, the families and the animal life”.
“There was also water, stones, the trees, the air… The (whole) breath of life. I was really grateful just to sit there, be a part of it and have that experience,” provides the actor, who will quickly be again as Neo with The Matrix Resurrections.
Without divulging a lot particulars about his go to on the Genes, he reveals he has additionally been to Mumbai for “a little bit of time”, the actor, who has at all times been a really personal individual, and mastered the artwork of evading the limelight over time, refrains from divulging any extra particulars about his visits to the nation.
It isn’t just Indian tradition which has discovered a spot within the coronary heart of the 57-year-old star. Bollywood has additionally impressed him, as he places, “I have seen a few films. But I wouldn’t know the titles of the projects”.
Opening up about his Indian connection, he additional shares, “One could make connections to Buddhist writing, the concept of being and not being, in permanence, and resurrection”. And that connects Indian philosophy to the Matrix universe not directly.
“The thought and philosophy of Indian culture is certainly evident in the Matrix films. And when it comes to working with Indian talent on The Matrix Resurrections, Priyanka is fantastic. She is a lovely actress and a person. It was really great to work with her,” says the actor, who reunited with Carrie-Anne Moss and director Lana Wachowski for the movie.
In his over 35 years of profession, Reeves has saved himself busy by generally taking part in saviour of mankind, killing machine, romantic, and generally satan. But it was the motion franchise, The Matrix, which gave him international fame, that’s what makes coming into the universe for the fourth chapter extra particular.
“If you ask about how we have evolved over all these years, we have evolved because we have gotten older, more mature, gained a larger world view, and have more life experiences that we can offer into the roles,” he concludes.