Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman was spotted in Kathmandu, Nepal filming for a documentary Story of God for National Geographic
Despite his quiet arrival some did recognize him in the streets of Kathmandu. Raj Khatiwada was one of them who originally took the video of him on Nov 29th while filming on location. During his daily commute to his work he saw a crowd of people and a camera crew near Jain Bhawan in Gyaneshwar. He decided to stop and check out for himself and to his surprise it was none other than The Shawsank Redemption actor Morgan Freeman himself. He couldn’t believe it at first but after confirming with the crew it was him, Raj told Nepalisite. Check out the video clip below to see for yourself.
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Photo of him in national costume, “Daura Suruwal” have gone viral on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, reddit). Michael Gonzales (Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Nepal) told Nepalisite that the photo was originally taken by “Mary Soroka, an American tourist who happened to be visiting Nepal last week and coincidentally came upon Mr. Freeman while touring Basantapur Durbar Square.”
Mary Adelicia Soroka wrote on her facebook “In other news, we just saw Morgan Freeman at Durbar Square in Kathmandu….Commentary from Michael Gonzales as we are site seeing:
“And after the earthquake the US government helped restore this temple, and the Chinese are restoring that temple, and there’s Morgan Freeman, and this temple over here…”.
Apparently he’s here filming a tv show for National Geographic. Pretty cool!!!”
In other news, we just saw Morgan Freeman at Durbar Square in Kathmandu….Commentary from Michael Gonzales as we are…
Posted by Mary Adelicia Soroka on Sunday, December 2, 2018
US Embassy in Nepal tweeted “Some ask why do cultural preservation efforts matter? 1 of the answers is preserving them for future generations, as well as tourists & visitors like Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman!
He even looks good in Daura Suruwal while touring cultural places in #Kathmandu, don’t you think?”
Some ask why do cultural preservation efforts matter?
1 of the answers is preserving them for future generations, as well as tourists & visitors like Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman!
He even looks good in Daura Suruwal while touring cultural places in #Kathmandu, don’t you think? pic.twitter.com/qaL3hyo3v3
— U.S. Embassy Nepal (@USEmbassyNepal) December 4, 2018
Who is God? Where did we come from? Why does evil happen? What happens when we die? Morgan Freeman takes us on ambitious global journey to understand how religion has evolved throughout the course of civilisation, and in turn how religion has shaped the evolution of society.. National Geography
The facebook page of “UNT Philosophy & Religion” read “All throughout this week, Professor Pankaj Jain is in Kathmandu, Nepal to participate in the filming of a documentary on Jainism and to give a lecture on EcoDharma at a local NGO there. It isn’t just your average documentary though, Professor Jain will be shooting with Morgan Freeman for his ongoing series on the story of god! Look for Dr. Jain in season 3.“
All throughout this week, Professor Pankaj Jain is in Kathmandu, Nepal to participate in the filming of a documentary on…
Posted by UNT Philosophy & Religion on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Born in 1937, Morgan Freeman is an Academy Award-winning actor (Best supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby), producer, and narrator. Some of his notable movies include The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Invictus (2009) Seven (1995), Bruce Almighty (2003), The Lego Movie (2014).
“He is ranked as the fifth-highest box office star with $4.31 billion in total box office grosses, an average of $74.4 million per film.”
Former CEO of Himal Media, Ashutosh Tiwari even spent a whole day with him, and have shared some photos on his Facebook post.
Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman recently visited us in Kathmandu. It was our family’s privilege and honor to spend a whole…
Posted by Ashutosh Tiwari on Sunday, December 2, 2018
#Culture – Looks like Hollywood Actor Morgan Freeman is enjoying his first-time visit in #Kathmandu! Morgan looks cool in traditional attire teamed with a muffler and coat! #Nepal @VisitNepalY2020 @RabindraADH @nepalisansar4u @USEmbassyNepal pic.twitter.com/Q0w8VQAi07
— Nepali Sansar (@nepalisansar4u) December 5, 2018
Sad, came to US just for his autograph. And he went back home. @morganfreeman https://t.co/to2jxB0dtG
— Bebop (@abhimanyusah3) December 4, 2018