Mums Aishwarya, Kareena and Shilpa have THIS one thing in common with many Indian mums!

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Their point of similarity has a lot to do with their belief system and their kids

If you thought your mother is the only one constantly trying to make you wear that 'kaala dhaga' as an evil eye, you are highly mistaken. Because as it turns out, celebrity mothers are also not immune to superstition.

From black threads to evil eye bracelets, they have tried it all not just on themselves but also on their kids. And the three famous mums who believe in these superstitions are none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and new mum Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Yes, you read that right!

Nazar lag jayegi

In a recent interview third-time dad Saif Ali Khan shared that while he didn't believe in kaali nazar, his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan clarified that she did.

Saif had earlier shared a picture of Taimur as his Whats App display picture and it soon went viral. This became a cause of concern for Kareena who didn't want her husband to share Taimur's picture in the first place.

Mums Aishwarya, Kareena and Shilpa have THIS one thing in common with many Indian mums!

"Yes, she was not happy. She was like, “Nazar lag jayegi and all of that”. But agar nazar lagni hoti toh Kareena would be in the hospital by now. I don’t believe in all of that. I didn’t mean to share it. It was my Whatsapp display picture. But it is fine. I don’t plan to hide him. We will have a tough time figuring out how to bring him up. I think Taimur is already a bit of a popular chap. So, I think we will have to teach him to be grounded, as people will watch whatever he does," he clarified.

While Kareena is a recent entrant to the superstitious mums club, Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been a veteran of sorts.

Rahu kaal ka darr

Mums Aishwarya, Kareena and Shilpa have THIS one thing in common with many Indian mums!

While she herself wears an evil eye gold chain with 'Raj' and 'Viaan' inscribed on each side, her son also sports a taaviz (sacred locket). It seems that she also wants to keep her son away from evil eye, insisting on him wearing the red thread and the sacred silver locket.

This may be due to the fact that the yummy mummy is reportedly a strong believer of rahu kaal.

It is said that during the few hours that rahu kaal prevails, Shilpa doesn't work on any crucial matters, whether professional or personal. In fact, during Indian Premier League matches, Shilpa followed certain norms in the hope of her team's win.

"We have these silly superstitions; I started with wearing two watches [at the games]. Plus, every time we were batting I'd keep my legs separate and not crossed." She said, "But when the other team bats, I will cross my legs. Now my newest fad is a bracelet," she told media.

Nazar ka kaala dhaaga

The other famous mum who is also somewhat superstitious and is extremely religious is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Mums Aishwarya, Kareena and Shilpa have THIS one thing in common with many Indian mums!

It came to light when people found out that Aishwarya is a Manglik and therefore, she reportedly married two trees before she was married to Abhishek Bachchan.

No wonder then she believes in evil eye and tries to keep Aaradhya safe by making her wear a kaala dhaaga on her left ankle. It seems that since the five-year-old's birth, she has been spotted with this black thread and continues to wear it till date.

She was recently seen wearing it to a Ganpati puja where the mother-daughter duo were accompanied by naani Vrinda Rai.

While these mums are idols and icons for many in their own way, they also seem to be vulnerable and do believe in superstition, especially when it comes to their kids. Either way, it's a choice they seem happy to exercise it.

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj