Luck plays an important role in Bollywood celebrity's life as not all the talented actors are able to achieve stardom in the film industry. Each Bollywood star has his or her own superstition that is followed religiously in order to obtain success in their work.
Ekta Kapoor is the queen when it comes to such superstitious beliefs but there are many top Bollywood stars who wear some talisman or follow some belief thinking that is the reason for their success. For example all Karan Johar's movies starring Shahrukh Khan start with the letter K and the latter's arch rival, Salman Khan has a lucky charm bracelet that he wears 24x7.
Similarly every Bollywood celebrity has his or her own weird beliefs, talismans which they believe is the reason for what they are today. Most of these beliefs are linked around film releases, IPL cricket matches and other individual success stories.
Let's take a look at the top Bollywood stars who are superstitious and what their superstitions are...
Aamir feels that December and Christmas releases are the lucky ones for him, as they become a hit at the box office. Aamir has continued this tradition with Taare Zameen Par in 2007, followed by Ghajini, 3 Idiots and most recently Dhoom 3.
Deepika Padukone is a regular at the Siddivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi. The actress has reportedly made it a superstition to visit the temple before any of her films release, to seek divine blessings. Deepika had followed this ritual for all her last releases like, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and the most recent one Gooliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.
Shah Rukh Khan
The Badshah of Bollywood too has a belief attached to his fleet of cars. Hence every car that he owns includes the special serial of digits, 555. The Baadshah of Bollywood is the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders. Reportedly the actor has a set of lucky clothes, and so do his kids who accompany him to a few matches. Also Shah Rukh Khan considers his daughter Suhana very lucky for him and they generally end up winning a match when Suhana is around.
Salman Khan has a strong attachment to the sapphire bracelet he wears, it was reportedly gifted to him by his father Salim Khan. The actor considers it his lucky charm and proudly displays it in his movies and promotions. Salman also gifted a similar talisman to Govinda, to give a push to his career.
Katrina Kaif apparently credits Ajmer Sharif for all the success she has seen till date. The actress is very superstitious about the holy place, that she has made it a necessary ritual to visit the Dargah before the release of any of her movies. Katrina went there before her releases like Dhoom 3, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger, New York and many others.
The actress tries to be present at the matches. If she is wearing one specific dress and they win the match, then she keeps repeating it for other ones too. The actress also avoids giving interviews before a match completes, because when she did that once, KKR lost there.
Amitabh Bachchan supports the Mumbai Indians team and doesn't want to see them lose. Big B doesn't watch the live match, but a recorded one later. The actor reportedly revealed that whenever he watches a live match then a wicket falls. So Big B avoids enjoying the live excitement.
Preity Zinta is the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab. Preity made it a custom to visit a temple before their matches and distribute 'prasad' among the team mates.
Shilpa Shetty is the co-owner of Rajasthan Royals and has a silly belief of wearing two watches at all matches, so that her team wins. At times she keeps her legs separated and at times they are crossed, Shilpa believes it will bring luck to her team.