Bollywood actresses are seen on daily terms at religious Shrines. We have Bollywood actresses caught in bhakti mode today. Why do you think they visit these shrines? Is it because of deep devotion or the desperate need for prayer as a means of safeguarding success at the box office on the eve of their film release? Some of them even visit the holy places to thank the Almighty for a successful first day first show. The favorite shrines of these actresses include the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti ka dargah in Ajmer and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh etc.
Read for these bollywood actresses who were caught visiting a shrine sometime someday.
1. Sunny Leone
Please shut your mouth in awe!! Yes, it’s Sunny who has a religious side to her sultry persona too. These days it has been her movies as she’s getting ample amount of them and she wants to make it big in Bollywood.
Former porn star Sunny Leone tried cutting a picture of devotion at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple when she turned up to seek blessings of the lord, ahead of the release of her new sex comedy “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai”.
The piety of the situation ironically seemed lost on the gathered paparazzi as well as onlookers. Most of the crowd looked too curious, busy taking in an eyeful of the adult film-star-turned-actress in flesh rather than focus on all things spiritual.
2. Katrina Kaif
Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif keeps visiting the shrine of Sufi saint Chisti in Uttar Pradesh to pray for the success of her upcoming movies. Sometime back, she went there for “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. People at Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra, were surprised to see Katrina so early in the day. After tying the mannat ka dhaga and praying for the Yash Chopra movie, she returned to Delhi.
Katrina has also been there at the time of release of “Ek Tha Tiger”. She has also been spotted with Salman Khan in her devotional visits.
3. Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra too are quite religious in terms of the ventures. Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra usually pay obeisance to Lord Ganesha at the Siddhivinayak temple many a times. The couple comes usually to the temple late night. They have been located every year before the start of IPL for getting blessings for their business venture and team success.
Not just that, Shilpa has also been spotted on regular basis with her parents at the Sidhhi Vinayak temple.
4. Aishwarya Rai
Ravishing Aishwarya has often been seen at spiritual places to seek blessings from the Almighty. Just after her marriage, Aishwarya along with her hubby Abhishek Bachchan, paid obeisance at the Tirumala Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirupati in 2007. Then she has many a times been located before Sidhhi Vinayak temple with her whole family, not just before movie releases but also innumerable other occasions.
Aishwarya is one of the Bollywood actresses who believe in god more than any other actors of tinsel town, and that is apparent owing to her sequence of visits every now and then.
5. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka is a self-made woman. And she gives all the credit to god and her father. Many a times she was located at Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah for blessings, especially when her father was really unwell and was suffering from cancer. Sometimes when you can’t seek any help from doctors, its prayers that work.
Priyanka also got Maha Mrityunjai Path done for him. Since he was at the later stage of his ailment, he died. Priyanka still believes in god and thinks whatever happens, happens for good. This doesn’t deter her from believing in almighty.
6. Rani Mukherjee
Rani Mukherjee is one female who is totally into Bengali culture. She has always been spotted working at different Ma Durga stalls during Navratris. Rani has been through a lot during her quest to get love of her life Aditya Chopra. And finally, she is married to him now. She is thankful to Ma Durga for that.
Not just that, when her movie “Mardaani” got released, she worked devotionally in the Pandal during Durga pooja.
7. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone is a Hindu and looks to be rather a devout. She occasionally travels around India to various Hindu temples to offer prayers and worship. But she also went to a Christian school growing up, visited an important Muslim shrine, and made a pilgrimage to visit one of the most famous Sikh temples in India.
Rumor has it that on the advice of an astrologer, Deepika goes quite many a times to pray. Regardless, she’s definitely dedicated to her faith. Outside of her pilgrimages, she talks about God and praying here and there in interviews, and she makes a point of celebrating the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi with her family.
She has also visited Golden Temple in Amritsar for being bestowed with blessings.
8. Vidya Balan
With the release of “Bobby Jasoos”, Vidya Balan not only did all that she could to promote her film, but she was also seen at the Mahim Dargah in Mumbai to seek blessings for the success of her film.
“Bobby Jasoos” has been majorly shot in Hyderabad, where Vidya Balan had a scene inside the dargha. Vidya was keen on visiting Mahim dargah, so she took out time and went there.
Though the movie didn’t do well but being a south Indian married to a Punjabi family and going to a dargah, shows her religious beliefs to be liberal. This gesture brings us more close to the actress.
9. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Even Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, whose movie “Singham Returns” hit the bullseye on the box office, offered prayers at the Ajmer Sharif dargah. Kareena was having a rough patch on the big screen with two of her big films – “Gori Tere Pyaar Mein” and “Satyagraha”, but she finally delivered a hit in the form of “Singham Returns”.
It was her comeback of sorts and her entry into the Rs. 100 crore club. Kareena Kapoor was seen sans make up at the holy shrine wearing a simple blue salwar kameez.