love and connection with India ‘I spent three weeks in Rishikesh’: Chris Evans

On Chris Evans' 40th birthday, here's a look at the time when the Captain America actor spoke about his visit to India.

Chris Evans turned 40 on Sunday, June 13. The actor, best recognized for his role as Captain America in the Marvel movies, has a immense fan-following in India. Though, did you know that long before he featured in Captain America: The First Avenger, the actor had visited India?

The actor, in a 2012 interview with Hindustan Times, opened up about his divine linking with the nation. Chris Evans revealed he had visited India in the initial 2000s for a Buddhist retreat.

“I spent three weeks in Rishikesh in 2005 or 2006 at a Buddhist retreat. I attend a Buddhism class here in LA and the woman who teaches had trained there. So we all went and stayed in this little village for about three weeks, hiked the Himalayas, camped on the banks of the Ganga… it was great,” Evans had said. However, he had been missing the annual trip due to his film commitments. “And that really sucks!” he additional said.

While we wait for Chris to arrival to India soon, his Marvel friends have been sharing hidden pictures of the artist and wishing him on social media. Director Russo Brothers, who have helmed Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, shared a picture from the circles of one of their movies and a goofy photo of Joe in a mask to wish him. “Happy big 4-0 @chrisevans. Much love,” Anthony and Joe Russo captioned the pictures on Instagram.