Most of us know him as the staunch Dark Lord loyalist with the sleek silver-haired ponytail and arrogant sneer from the Harry Potter series. But it's amazing how the people we come to hate on-screen, are warm, real people off-screen. Jason Isaacs, who has been in India since October recently visited the Sheroes Hangout restaurant in Agra and had an overwhelming experience. Sheroes Hangouts is run by brave acid-attack survivors and is the only one of its kind in India.
Jason is in India to shoot for Mumbai Hotel, a movie based on the 26/11 attacks and has been exploring India with his family to find that it's a country full of surprises. He was visiting the Taj Mahal with his wife and two daughters after which he arrived at Sheroes for lunch in an auto-rickshaw.
Initially, the staff didn't recognise him in this form until someone asked his wife whether he had played Lucius Malfoy. He spent a lot of time chatting with the staff and agreed to a couple of selfies with the excited ladies.
The family then enjoyed a simple vegetarian meal and Jason promised to be back. And he was, the next day, bearing Harry Potter copies for the staff.