By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
There is no denying the fact that the celebrities crave for success and spend their lives in making a name for themselves in Tinseltown. From following a strict fitness regime to practicing a rigorous work schedule, the celebs are on their toes to maintain their stardom. However, it is worth mentioning that the Bollywood celebrities also have one or the other kind of obsession, which they stick to. And, when it comes to trying their luck, the celebs are second to none!
While some celebrities put their faith in ornaments, others have even more strange superstitions, including auspicious dates, numerology and specific number plates. The celebrities stick to certain beliefs, which might sound weird, but make more sense when we look at their success charts. Wondering, what we are talking about? Here are some of the craziest things the Bollywood celebrities do to keep their luck going!
Veteran actor, Amitabh Bachchan has been entertaining his massive fanbase with his on-screen presence for over 5 decades now. Over the years, he has given back-to-back hit films and has become one of the most bankable actors of all times. Talking about his superstitious belief, it's not about picking the right projects or matters of finance, instead it's about cricket. Yes, you read that right! Like most men, the legendary actor is also a big fan of cricket, but he doesn’t watch the live telecast of a match as he believes that it will make India lose the match.
In 2019, during the show, Kaun Banega Crorepati 11, Amitabh Bachchan had opened up about his superstition to the guests, Indian cricketer, Virendra Sehwag and Olympic sprinters, Hima Das and Dutee Chand. Amitabh had revealed his superstition and had shared that he doesn't move while Indian players are playing. In his words:
"I avoid watching the live telecasts of the cricket matches when India is playing. However, if I do and the Indian cricket team is playing a match, I believe in not moving a single part while the players play. Even if my son, Abhishek Bachchan is watching the match as well, I instruct him to not move while the game is on."
Salman Khan is a brand name in the Hindi film industry. Whatever he does, whatever he wears becomes a trend, a trademark, and millions of people try to follow the same path. Although he loves to experiment with his acting chops and plays all kinds of roles, one thing that remains constant about him is his blue stone bracelet. Time and again, we have seen the Tiger Zinda Hai actor flaunting his precious bracelet as he believes it to be his lucky charm.
In a throwback video at an international event, Salman Khan was asked about his bracelet by a media person. Responding to the question, the actor had revealed a small story behind the blue stone that he wears and had even mentioned who had gifted him. Further adding to that, Salman had stated that the stone can sense negativity and thus, it gets cracked every time it senses evil. In his words:
“My father (Salim Khan) has always worn this. And growing up, it used to look cool on his hand... how kids play with things, I used to play with his bracelet. And then when I started off like working, he got me the exact one. This stone is called firoza. Apparently, there are only two living stones, that's what they say. One is akik and one is firoza – this is the turquoise (firoza). What happens with this is that if there’s any negativity coming onto you, first, this takes it, it gets veins in them and then it cracks. This is my seventh stone.”
Deepika Padukone has made a name for herself in the glamour world, courtesy of her acting chops and elegant personality. However, apart from her acting prowess and enchanting aura, it is believed that the actress believes in some superstitions and hangs on to it. As per various media reports, Deepika Padukone believes that visiting the Siddhivinayak Temple just before the release of her films makes her movies a chartbuster at the Box Office. Well, her film, Chennai Express crossing the 100 crore mark was nothing less than a miracle for her!
For the unversed, when Deepika Padukone had tied the knot with her hubby, Ranveer Singh, the couple had visited the Siddhivinayak Temple as they had embarked on their new journey. The then-newlyweds had melted our hearts with their beautiful pictures from their visit to the holy destination. Deepika and Ranveer were accompanied by their parents, Prakash-Ujjala Padukone and Jugjeet Singh-Anju Bhavnani and their respective sisters, Anisha Padukone and Ritika Bhavnani and had seeked the blessings from the God.
Bollywood superstar, Hrithik Roshan is ageing like fine wine, and he can give any actor a run for their money with his looks. Apart from his chiselled physique and breathtaking looks, Hrithik is also admired for his acting chops and positive mindset. The 'Greek God of Bollywood' is also popular for having an extra thumb, which the actor believes to be his lucky charm. Though in the beginning of his career, Hrithik was advised to get his extra thumb removed surgically, the actor didn't even bat an eye and flaunted his lucky charm with pride.
The 'King Khan of Bollywood', Shah Rukh Khan has got name, fame and a special place in Tinseltown, and his charisma is second to none. Apart from his acting skills, down to earth nature and personality, Shah Rukh is known for his obsession with the number, 555. Though it's unsure whether SRK’s love for 555 is related to numerology, but the actor takes it too seriously. King Khan holds on to 555 for luck, and the number plates of all his vehicles have the same number written on them. However, not only for his own fleet of cars, but his cellphone number also has the digit 555.
The Dirty Picture actress, Vidya Balan is known for her outspoken personality and elegance. Time and again, Vidya has left her massive fanbase stunned with her confidence and positive aura. However, the actress holds on to a strange superstition, which is quite fascinating. Vidya Balan has a thing about the Pakistani kohl brand, Hashmi, and she holds a special place for the same in her heart. It is said that the actress ensures to line her eyes using the kajal before she steps out of her house. Maybe, this is how Vidya had manifested her presence in the Bollywood industry.
Ranbir Kapoor is yet another celeb, who has a specific number adorned on the number plate of his vehicles. The actor has a thing for the digit, 8, which is an indispensable part of his life. From his jersey to car number plates and cellphone number, Ranbir Kapoor ensures to give number 8 a special place in his life. Not just that, Ranbir's wife, Alia Bhatt's kaleeras too had number 8 or the infinity sign adorned on them, which had made them super special. Moreover, Alia Bhatt's mangalustra had also featured the infinity sign on it.
In an interview with a national daily, Ranbir Kapoor had once talked about his love for the number 8. He had said that since his mom’s birth date is July 8, he believes that the number brings him good luck, and hence, it's close to his heart. He had said:
"My mom’s birthday is on the 8th. I just fell in love with the design of the number and also the fact that can mean infinity.”
Bipasha Basu is one of the most sizzling actresses in Tinseltown, and she always manages to win our hearts. Be it her mushy PDA with hubby, Karan Singh Grover, or her acting chops and fashion statement, Bipasha never fails to make our hearts flutter. However, the actress is very conscious about the evil eye and holds an unusual superstition about the same. It is said that she buys lemon and chillies every Saturday and hangs them in her car. Moreover, the ritual has been taught to the actress by her mother, and she ensures to follow it every week to ward off evil eyes.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra is one of the fittest actress in Tinseltown, and she never fails to amaze us with her oh-so-stunning looks. The actress owned the popular IPL team, Rajasthan Royals, and she holds a strange superstition regarding the same in her mind. The actress was always spotted wearing two watches to the cricket ground whenever her team was playing. Apart from it, Shilpa was also extra careful about the way she used to sit during the match. The actress used to cross her legs when the opponent team bats and sat with her legs open when her team started batting.
In an interview with a leading daily, the former owner of the Rajasthan Royals had once revealed that she would stick to unusual traditions when watching her team play. She had talked about the superstitions that she had believed in and had shared:
"We have these silly superstitions. I started with wearing two watches at the games. Plus, every time we were batting, I'd keep my legs separate and not cross. But when the other team bats, I will cross my legs. Now, my newest fad is a bracelet.”
Akshay Kumar is one of the most sought-after actors in Bollywood, and he never fails to impress the audience with his acting spree. It's believed that the actor is a stickler for the number 9, and he prefers to keep it close to his heart. The buzz is that Akshay charges a fee per film which adds up to the number 9. Moreover, the Padman actor never writes a word on a blank sheet without making an Om sign on it. Not just that, the actor also believes that if he flies away, out of the country before his film hits the theatres, his movies would do wonders at the Box Office. Maybe that's the reason why Akshay always comes out with flying colours.
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