We are living in the 21st century and while there is so much that India has achieved, there exist a host of things that leave us stuck in the past. One of the regressive practices includes the belief in superstitions which is based on blind acceptance of supernatural elements or incidents. From believing in the wrath of bad luck once a black cat crosses one’s path, to wearing auspicious stones to achieve success in life, to believing in witches, the list is endless. Despite the fact that action is taken against those who advocate such inhumane acts, take advantage of innocent faith and put life in danger, a lot needs to be changed in the country. Vidya Balan, who has been amazingly donning the hat of an RJ on her show ‘Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho’, this time, highlights the prevalent topic of superstitions which exists across different strata of society. The versatile actress also sheds light on how one must not fall prey to these beliefs and instead believe in themselves first and, most importantly, raise a question instead of simply believing what others say and do.
When asked about what he thinks about superstitions, superstar Ajay Devgn said, “It is very dangerous. I try to keep myself away from all this as much as I can. Even if it comes in my mind in the slightest manner, I try to break the pattern. Instead of this, one should replace the thought with that if they will do good to people, good will happen to them. This is a very positive feeling, one which will further enhance their quality of life.”
Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who firmly believes in the power of God, said, “There could be different beliefs held by different people, but I personally believe in being grateful for what I have and how my day is spent. It depends on how you perceive things in your life. That’s more important. You take those superstitions as blessings in your life and go–ahead with it.”
Further adding to this, Vidya Balan said, “To question it’s very existence is much more difficult rather than randomly believing in any superstition which doesn’t have any logic in the society. We, as humans with a weak mind, have the tendency to believe it in more, especially in the situation of crisis, which shouldn’t be the case at all. You need to have self-confidence, which is the first and foremost requirement to conquer any challenges in your life. While I believe in traditions, there certainly is a difference between traditions and superstitions. This situation is worse in smaller parts of India where a lack of awareness further leads to misinformation amongst the people.”