By Oindrila Muhuri Last Updated:
With the advent of social media, fans have come closer to their favourite celebrities. From the stars' amazing wardrobes containing unique fashion outfits, to their relationships, to tiny details of their lives like birthdays, anniversaries and other things, there is hardly any star whose personal life is unknown to his or her fan-following. Moreover, these celebrities are widely followed for their lifestyles and relationships.
However, these celebs are also human beings and have fears and insecurities like anyone else on Earth. Thus, here is a curated list of Bollywood actors and actresses with some of the weirdest phobias like fear of spiders, elevators, ceilings, darkness, and much more. So, without much ado, let's delve into the list of the popular celebs and their fears.
Bollywood diva, Deepika Padukone is loved for her impressive acting chops to her fashion quotient. With her extraordinary personality, she has etched a special place in millions of hearts worldwide. Recently, she was also seen representing India at the Cannes Film Festival as a jury member. Not only that, she is also one of the first Indian celebrities to be named a brand ambassador of such a prestigious French luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton. However, the gorgeous actress reportedly fears snakes and is said to be suffering from Ophidiophobia. As per reports, Deepika's team takes special care that she doesn't have such scenes in any of her films with a snake in it.
Popular actor, Aamir Khan is tagged as the Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood. He is known for producing and coming up with brilliant ideas and superb acting in one after the other superhit movies in the Hindi film industry. However, the actor suffers from the fear of death, which is known as Thanatophobia. Reportedly, during the shooting of one of his films, Dangal, he had revealed the same.
Bollywood actress, Katrina Kaif is loved for her sartorial choices and cutesy acting skills. However, she also manages to grab eyeballs whenever she shows some of her dance moves. However, the gorgeous diva reportedly suffers from Lycopersicoa phobia, which is the fear of tomatoes. Isn't it contradictory to the most lovable scenes from one of her films, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, where she was seen enjoying herself with her co-stars at the La Tomatina festival in Spain? No, but why? According to specific media reports, Katrina's phobia had worsened during the shooting of the scene, and she has also reportedly, rejected many commercials to endorse a tomato ketchup brand.
Superstar, Shah Rukh Khan is one such man in the entire entertainment industry who needs no introduction. He is known worldwide for his signature style of spreading his hands wide-open for his dilrubas, and with no one knows how many hearts he has already swooned. SRK's this pose of melting the hearts of his mashukas was first seen in his 1993 film, Baazigar, co-starring Kajol. Later, this was followed by many filmmakers in movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Chak Dhoom Dhoom and many more. However, it is unknown to many that SRk's biggest fear was that someone might chop off his arms while he is in the middle of his signature step. However, as per media reports, he has successfully managed to cope with his fear over the years and is known for this pose worldwide.
Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor is the son of filmmaker and producer, Boney Kapoor with his first wife, Mona Shourie Kapoor. He had made his Bollywood debut with the superhit film, Ishaqzaade and since then, he has never looked back. He is also known for his hilarious comments and often makes it to the headlines for his relationship with Bollywood diva, Malaika Arora. However, coming to his fears and insecurities, the actor is said to be having a fear of ceiling fans. Thus, as per several media reports, Arjun doesn't have a ceiling fan at his home.
Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor is a true fashionista and undoubtedly, she is counted amongst the few stars in the Tinseltown who has some of the most expensive collection of rarest items. Be it her huge wardrobe collection from high-end couture label or luxurious bungalows, to cars, Sonam is the proud owner of many of such items. However, the fashion diva suffers from claustrophobia i.e., the fear of elevators in malls and airports. It was reported that during one such shoot in an elevator, it had taken almost 5 hours for the stunning actress to complete the single shot.
The handsome hunk of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor maintains a cool and funky attitude, and is a heartthrob of millions of girls who admire his chocolaty looks. He is one of the highest-paid actors of Hindi film industry and is also counted on the Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. However, the actor has a phobia of two species- spiders and cockroaches, and respectively suffers from Arachnophobia and Katsaridaphobia.
Vishal Veeru Devgan, popularly known as Ajay Devgn, is loved for his serious personality, baritone voice and outstanding acting. He is a Bollywood actor, film director and producer and has already appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. However, he suffers from claustrophobia and has a phobia of lifts. It was during one of his appearances on the popular dance reality show, DID L'il Masters, Ajay had revealed about the same and had said:
"A few years ago, when I was in a lift with a couple of people, it suddenly broke down and fell at a rapid speed from the third floor to the ground floor. Though no one got seriously injured, we were stuck there for almost 1 to 1.5 hours. Since then, I feel claustrophobic in lifts. Even now, when I get into a lift, I get a bit frightened and have a phobia of them ever since."
Indeed, the weirdest phobias of the Bollywood stars have left us in awe of them.