A little bit of crossing the fingers and typically toes, for good luck is okay, however there are additionally some very irrational beliefs that get a little bit an excessive amount of to digest. We converse to some Bollywood actors who share their tackle superstitions, the one they comply with, and which of them they discover most weird.
Ever since I’ve joined this trade, or ever since issues have began going properly for me, I’ve began doing this touchwood factor. You probably have a dialog with me, I’ll most likely touchwood not less than 5 instances in the course of the course of it. And if I don’t discover some wooden, I discover myself knocking on my head. It’s the funniest factor due to the variety of instances I do it in a day. Touchwood, touchwood…!
There was this T-shirt I had as soon as, and the day I wore it, I acquired into an argument with somebody. I didn’t give it some thought. After a couple of days, the identical factor occurred, in order that night time once I got here again dwelling, I got here to this conclusion that it was due to the T-shirt. I don’t consider in superstitions, however nonetheless ended up pondering this.
All of us are superstitious within the movie trade. Greater than me, my spouse (Maheep) finds them unusual. I don’t like many issues, as an illustration, not being referred to as from behind once I’m going for one thing essential. I inform my spouse and daughter (Shanaya) to not drink water whereas leaving from dwelling. They nonetheless have this behavior of doing it.
For me, the weirdest one is the one the place a black cat crosses your path. Individuals would at all times inform me to watch out, however since childhood, I’d purposefully cross a black cat’s path. Nothing occurs, you’re your stroll and discuss.
I discover it unusual that when a lady is on her intervals, even in fashionable homes, they’re instructed to not go contained in the kitchen or cook dinner. It occurred with me just lately. I don’t know from the place did this originate, that you simply’re not supposed to the touch something, or go to the temple. Once I was in class, I might go to Vaishno Devi yearly, however once I’d get my intervals, I’d be instructed to not go, and I wouldn’t since I used to be too small to know the rationale.
There’s this superstition that if somebody steps over you, your top will cease rising, or will have an effect on it. I discover that very humorous as a result of for individuals who keep in cities, the place the buildings are tall and have a number of flooring, so koi na koi toh guzrega na aapke upar se. Hawai jahaaz bhi toh upar se jaata hai. I discover it unusual, and I’m very curious to know which artistic particular person would have provide you with this superstition.
One thing that I discover weird is folks hanging a horse shoe on the door. It’s apparently alleged to convey good luck however I don’t know the way that’s even attainable. There’s one thing else that I don’t perceive is folks saying ‘God bless you’ after sneezing. They consider that the soul leaves the physique for half a second. I discover it bizarre.
I’ve seen lots of people stopping their vehicles or altering their path when a black cat crosses the road as a result of it would result in a nasty omen.I don’t get it. It’s only a poor animal. How can an animal, which simply strolling by, convey unhealthy luck to you. The cat might be extra scared than us people in such instances.
Every time a cat crosses path, folks cease and stroll three steps left and three steps proper, after which spit earlier than strolling ahead. Although I additionally do it might be as a result of that’s one thing I see folks round me doing it, however I discover this follow extraordinarily bizarre.
I’ve at all times been made to consider that you need to reduce your nails everytime you want cash and really feel wealthy. Isn’t that bizarre (laughs)? My father used to say this and it sort of caught in my mind. So that you’d at all times discover my nails chipped. I even inform my daughter that she should reduce her nails to let luck shine upon you.
Karan Singh Grover
When somebody says ‘touchwood’ in the course of a protracted dialog, how are they stopping unhealthy intentions from coming to them or anybody else by saying that phrase after which touching wooden? Don’t you suppose by saying that phrase, you’re really making house for an intention that’s not so good?
That is one thing that I picked up from my dad. Whenever you’re leaving the home or entering into the automobile, and somebody sneezes, it’s thought of a nasty omen. It’s actually humorous. That is one thing that he’d comply with and I’d do the identical. I watch for a few seconds each time somebody sneezes, even when it’s me, earlier than I’m beginning one thing, it has change into a behavior.
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