Hindus have applauded the makers of Hollywood movie Eat, Pray, Love and its star Julia Roberts for reportedly launching the India leg of the shooting with a hawan.
Before shooting started on Sunday at Ashram Harimandir hermitage in Pataudi, priests reportedly performed hawan for the success of the shooting and the film.
Oscar winner Roberts along with her twins Hazel and Phinnaeus (four and half) and Henry (two) joined for mass lunch, reports suggest.
She is said to have written the 182-verse Sanskrit chant in English, which she has to recite as part of the script, and is said to be rehearsing it.
The hotel, she is living in, has been furnished with a unique yoga center and on the first day's shooting,
Roberts wore Indian attire and ate Indian food with her bare hands and found Gulab Jamun her favorite. Roberts reportedly commented, "India is really amazing."
Image: Julia Roberts on location in Naples.
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