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Bollywood Stars And Their Superstitions

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Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12:24 [IST]

Most of us have some kind of superstition and so do the Bollywood stars. They are no different than the ordinary man when it comes to lucky charms and superstitions. You can spot B-towns celebrities going to temples, dargahs etc to pray and ensure that their movies are blockbusters. For example, Katrina Kaif always visits Ajmer Sharif Dargah before the release of her films.

The tinsel-ville stars have even started to change the alphabets of of their name just for a stroke of superstitious luck. Ajay Devgan has removed the "A" from his surname and now goes by Devgn only.

Ritesh Deshmukh, on the other hand has added "I" to his first name making it Riteish. Well for some stars it has brought good luck as in the case of Ajay Devgn who has given his biggest hits post his name change and for some like Vivek Oberoi,well let's just say it hasn't quite worked out.

While some do not change their names but do believe in naming their movies or TV shows with a certain initial. Ekta kapoor has an inclination towards the word "K" as most of the shows she produced started with the initial, like - Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Ditto goes for Karan Johar whose earlier movies all started with a "K", like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, etc. Karan managed to get rid with the obsession when he named his 2010 movie, My Name Is Khan. Go through the slides to check out other big names of bollywood and their superstitions.

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh believes that the number 555 brings him luck. The number plate of every car he owns has 555 on it and even on the poster of Chennai Express, the bike he is riding has 555 on its number plate.

Salman Khan

Salman always wears a turquoise stone bracelet on and off the screen. He considers it to be his lucky charm and his father, Salim Khan also wears a similar bracelet.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan considers Christmas to be an auspicious time to release his movies. Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Taare Zameen Par all released during the festival and his upcoming Dhoom 3 would also be releasing on the 25th of December.

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir has an obsession with number 8 which apparently stems from the fact that his mother's birthday is on July 8. Even the number plate of his cars is has the number on them.

Amitabh Bachchan

After the debacle of Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL), the Shahenshah of Bollywood was on the verge of Bankruptcy. After consulting an astrologer he started wearing a blue sapphire ring and soon after he was given the chance to host the mega hit show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

Shilpa Shetty

The 38 year old actress says that whenever her team the Rajasthan Royals are playing she wears two watches. She added that when the opposition team is batting she crosses her legs and when her team is batting she keeps them separated.

Hrithik Roshan

He considers his extra finger as a lucky charm and said he would never opt for a surgery to remove his extra thumb.

Preity Zinta

Preity makes a temple visit before her team's every match and distributes prasad among the players.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan only uses a special brand of kajal called the Hashmi which is produced in Pakistan and Vidya considers it to be her lucky charm.

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha buys nimboo-mirchi every Saturday and puts it in her car. She says that everyone does it to ward off evil and her mother has taught her the ritual.

Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh Roshan, a veteran filmmaker and actor has a fixation for the letter "K". From the first movie he produced Kaamchor to the first movie he directed Khudgarz, he has been using "K" as an initial for his every movie like Koyla, Karan Arjun to Krissh 3.

Story first published:  Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12:10 [IST]
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