Tom Wilkinson found India to be like ''a different planet''.
The British star spent months filming in Jaipur and Udaipur for his new movie 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' , and he was shocked by the contrast between poor and wealthy areas.
He told BANG Showbiz: ''It's like going to a different planet. It changes you. The sheer enormity of what you're looking at - the range of problems, poverty.
''There's tremendous wealth and seemingly a reluctance to do anything about it. You'd think they would use this money to lift people out of poverty - to put a roof over their head or something.''
The 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' actor also revealed that he took on the role because he wanted to visit the country, but has no plans to return in the future.
He said: ''I was intrigued by the prospect of working in India. I enjoyed the process - not least because there was unfamiliar things happening to me that I wasn't necessarily comfortable with - but I was interested in being the character. Would I go back there again voluntarily without work? No.
''I know I should say yes, I should dedicate my whole life to it. But no, I don't have it in me.''
'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' is released in UK cinemas today (24.02.12).