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The Zoya Factor: Ananya Panday and Twinkle Khanna reveal superstitions they believe in. Watch

The Student of The Year 2 star Ananya Panday reveals she needs to crack her knuckles before every sigle flight she takes. Check out her video.

bollywood Updated: Sep 19, 2019 14:56 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ananya Panday cracks her knuckles as she reveals her ‘lucky charm’.
Ananya Panday cracks her knuckles as she reveals her ‘lucky charm’.(Twetter)

Actor Sonam Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of The Zoya Factor, has been posting videos of her Bollywood colleagues who are sharing superstitions that they believe in. While Student of the Year 2 star Ananya Panday cracks her knuckles before boarding a flight, Twinkle Khanna obsesses about the direction in which her son Aarav rests his head while sleeping.

Ananya said in her video, “My Zoya Factor is that before every flight, I need to crack my knuckles. I feel like I don’t do this (enacts cracking knuckles) something bad will happen.” Sonam shared the video and tweeted, “The student’s here with her lucky charm too! Thanks a lot @ananyapandayy ! Zoya Solanki wishes you all the luck! #WhatsYourLuckyCharm #TheZoyaFactor.”


Sharing Twinkle’s video, Sonam tweeted, “Thank you @mrsfunnybones for sharing your superstitions with us! May the luck be with you. #WhatsYourLuckyCharm #TheZoyaFactor.” In the video, Twinkle says, “My lucky charm is a compass app that I downloaded on my phone. I am in London and when I visited my son’s dorm and I said betaji, is your head in the right direction? I took out my compass and boom! His head was north, according to vaastu (vaastu shashtra) some major calamity, ....he can be eaten by flesh-eating bacteria,....I am not quite sure. But I promptly changed his pillow and now I am happy, which can take the woman out of India but you cannot take out the vaastu shashtra out of her!”


In his video, Aditya Roy Kapur revealed he has a black string tied around his left foot.


In The Zoya Factor, Sonam plays a character who turns out to be the lucky mascot for the Indian cricket team at the World Cup. Asked if she believed in luck, and who her lucky mascot in life was, Sonam named her husband Anand Ahuja. “My husband (Anand Ahuja) is my lucky mascot,” she told media at a special screening of The Zoya Factor on Monday in Mumbai.

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In the film, Sonam essays the role of Zoya Solanki, who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian cricket team during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. She is cast opposite Dulquer Salman who plays the captain of the team who does not believe in luck and superstitions.  

Sonam Kapoor’s The Zoya Factor clashes at the box-office with the Sanjay Dutt-starrer Prassthanam on Friday. Talking about the clash, Sonam said: “I would like to congratulate makers of Prassthanam for its release. I hope it does well. Ours is a small film and that film features Sanjay Dutt so, I would like to wish them all the best for the release.”

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First Published: Sep 19, 2019 14:36 IST

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