Ben Kingsley Took Pot Lessons for The Wackness

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Should it really come as a shock that Ghandi doesn't do drugs?

Sir Ben Kingsley - who an Oscar for his portrayal of the spiritual and political leader - reportedly had to be shown how to smoke pot for his role in The Wackness.

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Kingsley stars as a marijuana-addicted therapist in the film, but director Jonathan Levine told the New York Daily News that the actor had to be given instruction on how to make his inhalation look realistic.

"I had to teach him how to properly hit a bong," Levine said. "It's kind of like herbal tobacco. It doesn't taste great or smell great, either. I felt bad for everyone's lungs."

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