Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am a practising Hindu, says Julia Roberts

Hollywood star Julia Roberts reveals that she has been practising Hinduism after filming her new movie "Eat, Pray and Love" in India.

The 42-year-old admits she regularly goes to temple to "chant and pray and celebrate" with her three children and husband cameraman Daniel Moder, reports dailymail.co.uk.

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

In the film, Roberts plays a woman hoping to find herself through Hindu spirituality.

The actress caused controversy in India last September when local Hindus were barred from celebrating an important religious festival while she shot scenes for the film in their temple on the outskirts of New Delhi.

Villagers hoping to mark the beginning of Navratri, nine days of worship of their Goddess Durga, at Ashram Hari Mandir in Haryana, found their temple sealed by Roberts's vast security team of 350 guards, bulletproof cars and a helicopter.

"Eat, Pray, Love" is a big screen adaptation of the bestselling memoir of the same name by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Stallone considered Willis, Schwarzenegger enemies

Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone has revealed he used to consider fellow actors Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger his "enemies".

The "Rambo" actor admits he used to get "jealous" if one of the other action heroes landed bigger or better movie roles than him, but claims their rivalry made them better in their careers, reports contactmusic.com.

"I was very competitive with them, and very jealous if they got a better movie or script than me. That's what made us push so hard. That's what made us push so hard, and it's why Arnold was so great," he said.

"He was far more diligent than me; I was too reckless. He's very machine-like and I did consider him an enemy. But, looking back, it was a good enemy," he added.

However, the trio are now set to be seen together in Stallone's upcoming directorial venture "The Expendables".

"I had written Bruce and Arnold into the movie in two different scenes but, to give Bruce credit, he said, 'Why not put us in the same room'. If you're going to get away from 'Rambo', you have to have that touch of humour in there," he said.