Shilpa Shetty is into spirituality. She is at the Oneness University near Chennai. Folks, note that the actress of yester years, Manisha Koirala, too did a stint at this place.
I wonder why do beautiful Bollywood women go in for such spiritual exercises? Is it the excess of animalistic pleasures that they enjoy in Bollywood? Or is the dog-eat-dog world of Bolly Town that makes them rush to the nearest quiet place (like the Wellness Univ)?
One can understand what Manisha did. She had bad experiences with men (Nana Patekar was one of them) who used her body and her standing and left her distraught. But why Shilpa? She is dating a wealthy guy like Raj Kundra. She is not a mere Indian celeb, she is a global celeb. Then why this quest for peace of mind?
The answer lies in what the girl says.
I’ve taken out some ‘me’ time. I have been so busy with people, things and attaining my goals that I had forgotten about myself. This place has helped me get in touch with myself. You must be intrigued how... well right now am doing a mauna, that is, where I am not allowed to talk to anyone, so practicing that, it’s difficult but enjoying it
What is Shilpa doing at the Wellness University? Maunvrat or a vow of silence.
This silence is so rare to find in our fast paced lives. It just comforts. There are no luxuries and that makes you value everything that you have. It’s also a cleansing process, which I feel we all need from time to time. The beauty is that the process is a spiritual journey without preaching