An Indian girl walks past a graffiti painting of Mahatma Gandhi in an alleyway in New Delhi on March 17, 2013. Indian business leaders and the government have for months been calling for lower lending rates to help the once-booming economy, forecast to see a five percent growth rate in the year to March 2013, the weakest in a decade. AFP PHOTO/ Andrew Caballero-Reynolds
In this composite image a comparison has been made between Mahatma Gandhi (L) and Actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Oscar hype begins this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.' BERLIN - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Sir Ben Kingsley attends the 'Shutter Island' Photocall during day three of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 13, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
An Indian artist gives the final touches to a statue of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi prior to installation for the upcoming Republic Day celebrations at his art workshop on the outskirts of Hyderabad on January 23, 2015. India celebrates Republic Day on January 26. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM