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Ravans within us

For our Dusshera special, we asked celebrities what’s the one devil within them they’d like to get rid of.

entertainment Updated: Sep 25, 2009 18:45 IST

The Devil is believed — in certain religions and folklore — to be a powerful, supernatural entity that is the personification of evil and the enemy of humankind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. All of us have a devil in us. Yeah, we’re talking about your weak point. Chasing away the devil is not an easy task but most of our celebrities claim to have gotten rid of the devil in them. What better time than Dussera to talk about ridding oneself of the devil?

Irrfan Khan
I don’t have a devil in me. But if he ever comes, then I’ll ask him who he is and why he’s here. In that case I’ll call up Hindustan Times and inform them about his whereabouts.

Celina Jaitly
There’s a devil in every person. I have learnt to keep mine in control and unleash it towards causes, which make a difference. I channelise all my aggressiveness by becoming an activist. It works wonders.

Koena Mitra
Every one has a devil lurking inside somewhere. Why should I get rid of it? I possess good traits, which I’m proud of. I’m loyal to my friends as well as my enemies. I’m also an honest person. My only worry is people who misunderstand me.

Riya Sen
The devil in me is my huge appetite for Bengali Food. I wish I could get rid of it, but unfortunately I can’t.

Divya Dutta
I have a naughty streak in me. I can be quite a devil when it comes to pulling up people. My devil used to be my short temper. Being a perfectionist, I’d lose it easily if things didn’t go the way they should. But, now I’ve gotten rid of it with yoga and prayers.

Minissha Lamba
I don’t know if it’s devilish, but yes, I can become a pain if my penchant for cleanliness reaches unattainable heights. I can relate to Monica, Courtney Cox’s character in Friends, who’s a die-hard cleanliness freak. I can’t help but curse people who throw garbage on the streets. I’ve been trying to get rid of my anger but have succeeded only partially.

Shilpa Shetty
The devil in me comes out when I see dishonesty at work. This brings out the worst in me. But instead of getting rid of the devil in me, I avoid an ugly scene by warning these people against doing anything out of the way. At times, I do give them the benefit of doubt. But if they persist in giving me a tough time, I get rid of him or her. I cannot work with someone I cannot trust.

Sameera Reddy
Everyone has a good and a bad side. I’d be lying if I said that I never had a devil in me. At times, you need to get that devil out in order to get things done your way. The devil in me would probably be my sarcasm, which, at times, is misunderstood by people who don’t know me, as a rude comment. My near and dear ones know it’s all in good spirit and we have a good laugh over it too. It does get tricky at times even though I try to keep this devil inside the closet as much as I can. I love having these amusing conversations with my pals when we go crazy with our sarcastic replies, that’s when the devil in me comes out. I’m happy with the devil in me.

Arbaaz Khan
The one devil in me is my anger. I’d love to get rid of it but haven’t succeeded in getting rid of it completely. Of course, I’ve become cooler and calmer now with relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation. I try to be conscious and more aware of what I’m doing, at least at most times. I avoid people and situations that anger or irritate me. I also
avoid getting into arguments and discussions.

Mugdha Godse
The devil inside me appears in the form of my restlessness, which I will get rid of this Dusshera. I’ll try to get calmer on this auspicious day in the hope of killing him.