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Looking at Bollywood's religious side

By SUKANYA VERMA
November 19, 2019 08:57 IST

Bollywood is a fairly religious lot.

Whether to seek blessings for an upcoming release or personal happiness, often one catches glimpses of celebrity trips to places of worship in different parts of the country.

Sukanya Verma follows them around.

 

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

Photograph: Kind courtesy Deepika Padukone/Instagram

After completing one year as man and wife, a royally clad Deepika and Ranveer sought the Almighty's blessings in both North and South of India at the Golden Temple and Tirupati respectively.

 

Janhvi Kapoor

Photograph: Kind courtesy Janhvi Kapoor/Instagram

When not making regular trips to Tirupati, the Dhadak actress finds peace at the Harmandir Saheb.

 

Kangana Ranaut

Photograph: Kind courtesy Team Kangana Ranaut/Instagram

Kangana is quite open about her spiritual leanings.

The Manikarnika actress looks quite happy to pose next to the Maa Mahisasurmardini idol at the temple she got built in her village in Himachal Pradesh.

 

Kartik Aaryan

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kartik Aaryan/Instagram

Considering all the flak Kartik is receiving for all those misogynist lines in Pati Patni Aur Woh, not too hard to guess what he's praying for at the Golden Temple.

 

Sara Ali Khan

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sara Ali Khan/Instagram

After making an impressive debut in Kedarnath, Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan's eloquent daughter shows off her Jai Mata Di spirit during a recent trip to Vaishnodevi.

 

Shilpa Shetty

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shilpa Shetty/Instagram

Catch a glimpse of celebrity generosity in Shilpa's golden crown offerings to Shirdi's Sai Baba on the occasion of the Sai Samadhi centenary.

 

Malaika Arora

Photograph: Kind courtesy Malaika Arora/Instagram

Malaika basks in Wahe Guru's glory at the Golden Temple.

 

Vicky Kaushal

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vicky Kaushal /Instagram

The Uri star's josh is high as he asks the lord to bless his upcoming project Sardar Udham Singh at the Golden Temple.

 

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

The Bachchans are a regular sight at Mumbai's Siddhivinayak temple.

Here seen with their daughter Aaradhya.

 

Bhagyashree

Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhagyashree /Instagram

The intricate architecture of the Ranakpur temple evokes awe as evident in Bhagyashree's overwhelmed expression.

 

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

It's tradition for Kareena, joined by her elder sister Karisma and mum Babita, to attend Christmas mass at the Mount Mary church in Bandra, north west Mumbai.

 

Urmila Matondkar

Photograph: Kind courtesy Urmila Matondkar /Instagram

Though she resigned from the Congress party after unsuccessfully contesting the Lok Sabha election, Urmila's enthusiasm extended to her public interactions and pious imagery including a trip to suburban Mumbai's Bhatladevi Mandir.

 

Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha

It's common for celebrities to pray for their film's success along with cast and crew like Akshay and Sonakshi right before Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara.

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