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'I'm a practising Hindu'

Last updated on: August 05, 2010 14:22 IST

Julia Roberts made a startling confession to Elle magazine.

 

She says that she is a practicing Hindu. The September issue of the magazine which graces the actress on the cover also include her take on Botox and plastic surgery, and possible reincarnation.

 

She says that she, her husband, Danny Moder and their three children -- Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry-- go to temple together to 'chant and pray and celebrate. I'm definitely a practising Hindu,' she said in the interview.

 

Incidentally, her children were given Hindu names by Swami Daram Dev of Ashram Hari Mandir, when the actress was in India last year to shoot for her upcoming film Eat, Pray, Love.

 

The names were Laxmi for Hazel, Ganesh for Phinnaeus and Krishn Balram for Henry.

 

The actress also talked about possible reincarnation. 'Golly, I've been so spoiled with my friends and family in this life. Next time I want to be just something quiet and supporting,' she said.

 

On whether she would go under the knife to preserve her looks, she told Elle, 'It's unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don't even give themselves a chance to see what they'll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I'll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy, and when I'm confounded. Your face tells a story... and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office.'

 

Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters