Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar along with lead actor Kareena Kapoor
decided to launch the music of his forthcoming film
Heroine at Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, causing a
stampede like situation. While producer Ekta Kapoor caused
controversy when she visited Ajmer Sharif Dargah before the release
of Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum. She was accused of using the
shrine visit to promote the adult comedy by some religious
"Religion and superstition are part of our country and they also
exist in our business. We actors pray a lot. Before any release
everyone is going to dargahs, temples and it shows the vulnerable
side of an actor. It is not that we are selfish people. We are
there to just ask for a hit. There is nothing wrong in doing so," Bipasha told PTI.
The 33-year-old actress is all set for the release of her film
Raaz 3, which will see her portray the role of a fading
actress, who resorts to black magic to bring down an upcoming
star's career. In an unique promotional strategy for the film,
Bipasha was recently spotted handing out nimboo-mirchi (lemon and
chilly) to autowallahs in Mumbai.
"It is fun. It is not leading to anything which is wrong.
Nimboo-mirchi is something we all do. It is just to ward off the
evil. Every Saturday I buy it and put it in my car. My mother has
made it a tradition and asked me to do it. Putting it on
auto-rickshaws was a fun way to promote the film," she said.
Raaz 3 directed by Vikram Bhatt, also stars Emraan Hashmi
and Esha Gupta and will hit theatres on September 7.