Astrological predictions are running helter skelter with the Virushka wedding... and we find out why such unscientific speculations rule lives?
It’s only apt. A power couple gets married and rumours are abound on innumerable aspects of their lives. Yet, astrological and tarot predictions are the first to filter the psyche, as experts speculate about their union and their future together, and what they can do or not do to make it a more fruitful union. So is it with the Virushka spectacle already. Astrologers have spoken, pundits have tried to match their kundlis, and everyone has a word of advice to give!
While many Bollywood couples transformed their romance from reel life to real life, many others had to face the flak from tarot card readers and astrologers who showcased their predictions whether it is welcome or not.
When Aishwarya Rai got married to Abhishek Bachchan in 2007, the media and public went crazy saying that Aishwarya’s manglik dosha will turn inauspicious for her husband. It’s 2017, and the couple is still going strong with a baby girl and in fact Abhishek delivered two of his biggest hits Guru and Dostana post marriage.
The legacy continues as even now we hear the news that Deepika is running under a Saturn dasha and her relationship with Ranveer Singh is expected to get over by mid-2018. Bollywood couples like Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal, Sonakshi Sinha and Bunty, Sajdeh and Anand Ahuja were among the others who were under the radar of these prediction makers.
Meanwhile, the current hotspot of predictions in B-town happens to be ‘Virushka’ and astrologers like Malav Bhatt and Bejan Daruwalla have already quoted their predictions. According to Malav Bhatt, the marriage will bring in more success to their lives with a strong possibility of emotional conflict for the duo. Actress Priyamani shares, “Personally, I’ve not been subjected to such predictions, but when I see such topics being discussed and making headlines, I think it’s ridiculous as well as pointless. If you take any celebrity for that matter, they are also human beings and they have the right to live their life how they want to,’’ said Priyamani.
Experts feel that the persistent trend of making predictions on the life of others affects the society as a whole. “This trend of making predictions based on superstitions brings our society down several notches. Instead of focusing our energies on reason and rationality, we give importance to illogical predictions. It is a waste of time and sends the wrong signal to people who are anyway hankering for what to believe in,’’ says psychologist Meghana Singhal.