Lindsay Lohan to seek spiritual succour in Bihar

December 11th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Lindsay Lohan Patna, Dec 11 (IANS) Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan will come looking for “spiritual nirvana” in Bihar. The actress, who is in India currently, is known to be “deeply inspired by Hinduism”.
Lohan, 23, will work in three British Broadcasting Corporation documentaries in the country on child trafficking which will be shot in Bihar, sources in BBC said. In the course of her shooting, Lohan will stay at an ashram in North Bihar - bordering Nepal - and will study the Hindu faith.

“I want to do something good and different. That’s the reason why I am associated with this project, which is a charity initiative,” Lohan said.

The area where Lohan is likely to shoot for documentary is a hub of child trafficking from Nepal and Bangladesh because of extreme poverty and crime.

The Hollywood actress believes in Hinduism and “karma”.

“During her stay at the ashram in Bihar, Lohan will explore eastern mysticism, the essence of peace propounded by the traditional Hinduism and learn about patience,” Rajan Zed, president of the US-based Universal Society of Hinduism, said confirming her scheduled visit to Bihar.

However, for security reasons he refused to disclose the name and the exact location of the retreat.

Hollywood celebrities are often known to visit India for “spiritual rejuvenation”. In the 1960s, the Beatles spent six months at Rishikesh seeking peace and learning transcendental meditation at the ashram of Mahesh Yogi. They composed some of their famous tracks in India.

Richard Gere and Sandra Bullock are also associated with the Dalai Lama and Buddhism. Besides, several western rock musicians have visited India and drawn from the rich reserve of the Indian music.

Lohan rose to stardom between 2003 and 2005 with films like “Freaky Friday”, “Mean Girls” and “Herbie: Fully Loaded”. But her career took a nose dive when she was booked for driving under influence in 2007. It was followed by three visits to rehabilitation centre.

According to media reports, Lohan has come to India to get rid of her addiction to alcohol as well as party girl image.

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