The number is itself a controversy but still it is believed that 13 percent of the total population is atheist. The question still remains unanswered whether Man is mere mistake of God? Or God is mere mistake of god. Being atheist is your own but in a day every person in some or the other says Oh my god! And still they say they don’t believe in god. Bollywood also have some people belonging to the atheist community.
So let me brief you with some of the Bollywood atheist:
1. Javed Akhtar
Being a recipient of both Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, Javed Akhtar once being interviewed said “I don’t believe in the existence of god and his words were, “There are certain things that I would like to make very clear at the very outset. Don’t get carried away by my name – Javed Akhtar. I am not revealing a secret, I am saying something that I have said many times, in writing or on TV, in public…I am an atheist, I have no religious beliefs. And obviously I don’t believe in spirituality of some kind. Akhtar was a Muslim but later became an atheist. He has brought up his children Farhan and Zoya Akhtar also as atheists.
2. Ram Gopal Varma
Ram Gopal Varma is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer while addressing to media said at the time of having Ganesh Puja at his home his keen interest was the sweets. The sweets attracted him so much that in those three days he only focused on sweets and could keep his books aside.
3. Rajeev Khandelwal
Being famous for running shows like Juzzbaat and other movies Rajeev also belongs to the atheist community. Born to a religious family he believes 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
Shining star of Tamil industry Kamal Hassan says that religion must be restricted and must be limited to an individual and should not become matter of judgement. Born in a Tamil Brahmin family Kamal does not believe in the existence of god and does not follow any superstition.
2. Farhan Akhtar
Having everything attached to his name Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer and television host and also the word atheist. A true follower of his father’s belief Farhan has also grown up as an atheist.
6. Rajat Kapoor
Born to a Hindu family Rajat Kapoor says that God is man-made concept. He says that his idea of spirituality is a combination of both enhanced state of awareness and aspiration towards knowledge. Since he considers he has both, he is spiritual and further adds that he does not believes in god but he is not agnostic. And a confirmed atheist. He believes there is no God, no heaven and nothing called as hell.
7. Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar is actor turned most prominent Marathi film director. Amol Palekar says that “I am an atheist also. But I think to begin with, I am an agnostic.”
8. Rahul Bose
Rahul Bose said in an interview that “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.” He believes that god is within ourselves.
9. Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap being a responsible citizen and a socially literate artist, also belongs to the so- called self-proclaimed atheist community. He once addressed the media by saying that he is also an atheist and sarcastically said that he only believes in the religion of cinema.
10. Zoya Akhtar
Once in a blue moon you find a woman who is an atheist. Influenced by the thoughts of her father Zoya Akhtar is an atheist and is a strong believer in the non-existence of god.