Athestism and Bollywood has eternal link as there have been actors, producers, directors and other artist who have never believed in any God or religion. It is not unusual, since report state that 13% of the total population is atheist. In this article, we present to you a list of 10 Bollywood artist who do not indulge themselves with any religion and are strict atheist.
1. Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar has been a receipient of both Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. He was born in a Muslim family and initially followed Islam. However, later in the run of life he turned into an atheist.
2. Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer. Addressing the media, he told the media that he never believed in God. The sole reason why he prayed a child was because of the sweets served as charawas for God.
3. Rajeev Khandelwal
Rajeev Khandelwal is a renowned face of Indian television. When it come down to believing in the almighty, Rajeev is an atheist. He thinks that believing in god to an extent is good but thinking that he will come down to solve your problem is stupidity.
4. Kamal Hassan
Kamal Hassan is a mega-star of the South movie industry. He was born in a typical brahmin family, however, he later gave up his belief in God and became an atheist. Neither does he believe in the existence of God nor does he follow any kind of superstition.
5. Farhan Akhtar
Following the roots of his father, the Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor and playback singer Farhan Akhtar is a strict atheist as well.
6. Rajat Kapoor
Rajat Kapoor was born in a religious Hindu family. However, he gave up his belief in Hinduism and soon became an atheist. According to him, the concept of religion and God is a man mad construct and does not have any kind of realism in it.
7. Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar is an established name in the Marathi Film industry. Referring to his spirituality, he once told the media, “I am an atheist also. But I think to begin with, I am an agnostic.”
8. Rahul Bose
Rahul Bose is an atheist too and he believes that God rests within ourselves. Talking abot the same, he once said in an interview, “I am an atheist, but being so doesn’t stop me from respecting those who believe in religion. I don’t try to influence anyone or force my opinion on them. Also, my beliefs cannot be influenced by anyone.”
9. Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap is a critical film maker and is one of the most successful one in the industry. He also falls into the list of self-acclaimed atheist as he openly talked about it in an interview. Using sarcasm, he remarked that the only religion that he believes in is the religion of cinema.
10. Zoya Akhtar
It is not a common phenomenon in India to find a woman who is an atheist. Just like her brother, she followed the roots of her father to be an atheist. She is a strong believer in the non-existence of God.