She’s recently entered the Imagine daily Armaanon Ka Balidan-Aarakshan as the wicked Kabutari Mai. Last week, hours before she started shooting for the show at a Powai studio, Dolly Bindra insisted that prayers be conducted to ward off evil energies from the sets. Soon, coal and Kashmiri red chillies were bought in for the ritual and by the time the shoot started, the day’s schedule had been delayed by two hours.
The brash Bindra says, “What’s wrong with starting off on a positive note? No matter how modern I may be, my thoughts are deeply rooted in our ancient faiths. Someone was sending negative vibes to me in the Bigg Boss house also, which is why I think I fainted. I visit religious places to receive blessings for my work and life. With the amount of jealousy around me, I’d rather be safe than sorry.”
The actor says that the totka (ritual) left everyone coughing with the burnt coal and chillies. “The smoke proves that someone wasn’t wishing me well. After the ritual, I was relaxed,” she adds. However, yesterday, she says that her evil eye bracelet broke into pieces while shooting.
“That band always breaks when it takes on someone’s evil thoughts for the wearer on itself. It may sound funny but paranormal entities exist. I believe in God’s and my mother’s blessings. It has kept me safe all along,” she says.