Almost every big star has been sporting a stone amulet on their arm. These have been given by a certain Dr Dilip Kumar who claims these stone bands can change everything from your luck or ailments to facial contours. It seems that this stone therapy has not worked for Shahrukh Khan and Gauri, who have now stopped wearing theirs.
Says a source in the film industry, "It was Gauri's idea to stop wearing the stones and she even urged SRK to stop wearing them. She felt that these stones were not working for them. In fact, she felt that the stones were working negatively for them. Shahrukh has been having many health problems. He hurt his foot, then he hurt his knee and his back.
Also the actor has been involved in controversies with co-stars like Akshay and Salman. So the star couple have given up their amulets studded with gems." However a source close to Shahrukh says this isn't true, "SRK still wears the stones and so does Gauri, but sometimes they forget to wear it."
Dr Dilip Kumar is clueless about the Khans giving up on the stone therapy, "Once my job is finished, it's up to a person to continue wearing or not. Once the treatment is complete there is no need for changing the stones. The stones work for four years and one doesn't need to wear them all the time."
SRK and Gauri may have stopped wearing their amulets but other B-Town folks still swear by it. Ajay and Kajol Devgan wear them. As do Yash and Pamela Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, Hiroo Johar and designer Ana Singh. Tusshar Kapoor: "I've been wearing it for more than a year. Mom (Shobha Kapoor) asked me to wear it for my health. After I started wearing them, I felt I was sleeping better. I still wear them."
Bhavna Pandey: "Ana Singh had told me about Dr Dilip Kumar when I was suffering from pain in my neck and shoulders. I still wear the stones as I feel they have helped reduce my pain. I was also on medication, so maybe, it was a mix of both. But I don't plan to take it off."
Tanisha: "I have been wearing it for more than a year. Kajol recommended Dr Dilip Kumar to me. I was suffering from some health problems and gaining and losing weight too fast. Once I started wearing the stones, I got the effect in a week's time though it usually takes three months to set in. My eating habits changed and my weight got balanced out. It's a proven fact about stones that affect your magnetic field. Apart from health reasons, I also wea it as it looks cool and funky."
Govinda: "I do respect Dr Dilip Kumar's knowledge of stones but I wear what I have learnt from my mother. I have met Dr Kumar once and he told me that the 27 karat pokhraj and the ruby I wore were the best stones for me."