I am a practising Hindu: Julia

August 07, 2010 02:05 am | Updated 02:05 am IST - London:

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Pretty Woman Julia Roberts has converted to Hinduism in the hope of having a peaceful life in her next incarnation, and the Hollywood superstar regularly visits temples with her family to “chant, pray and celebrate.”

The 42-year-old American actor, who was born to Baptist and Catholic parents, is now a practising Hindu after visiting India while shooting her upcoming movie Eat, Pray Love , reported the Daily Telegraph .

Speaking to Elle , the Academy award-winning actor said she now goes to temples accompanied by her husband Daniel Moder and their three children, Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry.

“I'm definitely a practising Hindu. I've been so spoiled with my friends and family in this life. Next time I want to be just something quiet and supporting,” said Roberts.

The Runaway Bride star was introduced to Eastern philosophy while shooting for Eat Pray Love , the movie based on the best-selling book by Elizabeth Gilbert about a recently-divorced woman travelling the world trying to find herself.

The character visits Italy for food, India for spirituality and Bali, where she finds love.

Roberts who is an avid follower of yoga and has a production company called Red Om Films, has been welcomed by Hindu leaders in the United States and Britain who hope that the conversion is not a “cheap publicity stunt” to promote her film, due for release in the U.S. and Canada on August 13.

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