Celestial Tribute: Bollywood’s A-Listers Seek Blessings at Varanasi’s Sacred Shores


The enthralling energy of India’s spiritual epicenter, Varanasi, recently witnessed the infusion of Bollywood glamour as stars Kriti Sanon, Ranveer Singh, and fashion maven Manish Malhotra converged upon the sacred city to partake in heartfelt rituals of reverence. Encapsulating the spiritual essence of Varanasi, the trio paid homage at the revered temple grounds, illuminating a connection with the city’s ancient spiritual lineage.

Renowned actress Kriti Sanon, resplendent after securing the National Award for her sterling role in ‘Mimi’, and subsequent accomplishments in projects such as ‘Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya’ and ‘The Crew’, soulfully immersed herself in the city’s sanctified milieu. The spiritual expedition was a confluence of her soaring professional prowess and an emblematic return to cultural roots.

Ranveer Singh, a tour de force in Indian cinema, exhibited his reverence alongside the passionate pursuits of his bustling career. Amidst the tranquility of Varanasi’s sacred ghats, reports emerged speculating Singh’s collaboration with fashion virtuoso Manish Malhotra in a fashion showcase. This event, it’s promulgated, will not only exhibit Malhotra’s design expertise but also illuminate Varanasi’s venerable heritage, culture, and artisanal crafts, set against the serene tableau of Namo Ghat.

The fashion spectacle is part of a grandiose two-day celebration orchestrated by the Indian Minorities Foundation, aiming to spotlight the intricate handlooms and handicrafts of Varanasi to a global audience. In an act of cultural diplomacy, Malhotra played host to diplomats from various nations on the previous Saturday, immersing them in traditional rituals and the rich tapestry of Varanasi’s heritage.

In an encounter with ANI, Malhotra expounded on the enchantment of the event, remarking, “Twenty ambassadors of beautiful nations and we are here at Kashi at the ghat which I loved, and I love coming here. We are all going to put diyas, and this is celebrating India, celebrating Kashi, celebrating Modiji, and celebrating the fact that we are all here together in Kashi and it feels very beautiful.”

Despite their meteoric rise to stardom and the accolades that have followed, these exemplars of Indian cinema and fashion display an admirable connection to their hereditary moorings and traditional values with this pilgrimage to Kashi temple.

On a personal front, charismatic Ranveer Singh is bathing in anticipation as he awaits the arrival of his first child with accomplished actress and spouse, Deepika Padukone. The couple divulged their joyous expectancy with Padukone ostensibly draping her baby bump in a saree as she presented an award at the BAFTA earlier this year. The baby is anticipated to grace the world this coming September.

The duo, who tied the nuptial knot amidst the picturesque vistas of Italy’s Lake Como on November 14, 2018, eagerly share their affectionate exchanges on social media platforms, reminiscing their first meeting on the sets of ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’, and their subsequent collaborations in the opulent ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Padmaavat’.

Ranveer’s cinematic journey continues to flourish as he reprises his celebrated role of Simmba in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Again’. The film is adorned with star power, featuring not only his wife Deepika but also the talents of Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Adding to this roster of engagements is the anticipated ‘Don 3’, helmed by Farhan Akhtar, where Ranveer will headline the cast.

While their professional lives scale new heights, it’s reflective pauses like these within the hallowed embrace of Varanasi that contour the depth and cultural fidelity of these luminaries. Their reverence for the city’s spiritual soil is a powerful testament to the harmonious synergy between India’s thriving entertainment industry and its profound spiritual bedrock.

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