Julia Roberts has converted to Hinduism

August 6th, 2010

Is it a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming film ‘Eat Pray Love’ or is she really worried about her next incarnation. Whatever who cares!

Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts, 42 who was born to a Baptist and Catholic couple, is now a practising Hindu after visiting India while shooting her upcoming movie ‘Eat Pray Love’.

Speaking to the September issue of Elle magazine, the Academy award winning actress said she now goes to temples to "chant, pray and celebrate" accompanied by her cameraman husband Daniel Moder and their three children, Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry.

"I’m definitely a practising Hindu. I’ve been so spoiled with my friends and family in this life. Next time I want to be just something quiet and supporting," said Roberts.

The ‘Pretty Woman’ star was introduced to the Eastern philosophy while shooting for ‘Eat Pray Love’, the movie, based on the best-selling book by Elizabeth Gilbert, Roberts plays  a recently-divorced woman travelling the world trying to find her-self. Her character visits Italy for food, India for spirituality and Bali, where she finds love.

But Roberts angered Hindu villagers while filming in India after they were barred from celebrating one of their most important religious festivals while the actress shot scenes in their temple. The locals were hoping to celebrate the beginning of Navratri, nine days of worship of their Goddess Durga at Ashram Hari Mandir, close to Delhi, but instead found their temple sealed by Roberts’s vast security team of 350 guards, bulletproof cars and a helicopter.

Eat, Pray, Love, the screen adaptation of the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, will be released on 13 August 2010 in USA.

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