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My Goddess moment

Bollywood’s leading ladies recall a special moment in their lives when they felt spiritually connected to the Almighty.

bollywood Updated: Oct 26, 2012 19:05 IST
Smrity Sharma
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As devotees revel in the festivities of the ongoing Durgotsav, we asked some Bollywood divas to share one memorable experience from their lives when they had to make a tough decision. Here, they recall their special Goddess moment, ranging from gaining the strength to sail over personal and professional struggles to making the right choices in life.

Sameera Reddy
“When I was in my teens and had no particular goal set for life, I got a film offer. But I wasn’t sure where would I end up as a professional if I chose films. But it was during one Durga Puja that I felt my Goddess moment - when Maa Durga gave me a strength to take up the offer. So in a way, I owe my acting career to her.”

Gul Panag
“My Durga moment would be when I ran my first marathon in 2008. It was a 21 km run. I was very nervous about whether I would be able to complete it or not. But I was very happy when I finally achieved the feat.”

Minissha Lamba
“Maa Durga has always been there with me whenever I need her. The Goddess guided me whenever I was down, and helped me to make the right choices in life. I believe that if you pray with a clear conscience, your wishes do come true.”

Yami Gautam
“It was Goddess Durga who helped me muster the courage to say yes to Vicky Donor. I was quite sceptical about taking up the project as the subject was very different. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to pull it off. Also, I didn’t know how the audience would react to it.”

Mugdha Godse
“My special moment was when Fashion (2008) became a hit. I thought I’d conquered the world. My performance was appreciated and everybody started recognising me. I felt strong and thought I could achieve all that I want. Thanks to Maa Durga, I have reached where I belonged.”

Raima Sen
“My special moment has got to be when I decided to enter films. It was the Goddess’ blessing and an adrenaline rush, which made me feel I could achieve anything.”