News|February 20, 2012 3:48 pm

Salman Khan celebrates Shivratri

Back from a back-breaking schedule in Cuba and a health scare, Salman Khan is seeking refuge in spirituality and some fresh farm air. On Sunday night, Salman landed in Mumbai after shooting for Kabir Khan’s movie for Yash Raj, Ek Tha Tiger, co-starring Katrina Kaif. However, he did not go to his house at Galaxy Apartments in Bandra, but drove straight to the farmhouse. He is expected to celebrate Shiv Ratri with his family.

Salman believes in Lord Shiva as much as he believes in other Gods. Last year was the first time he missed Ganpati celebrations as he was undergoing a surgery in the US for his nerve disorder and he was definitely not happy about that.

said Salman’s friend.

Most of the Khan family members – including brothers Sohail and Arbaaz are expected to attend the Shiv aarti at the farmhouse. “Salim Khan reached the farmhouse on Saturday. He and Salman are preparing for the Shiv puja.

The farmhouse has a Shiva shrine. Salim and Salman have renovated it. They have also appointed a pujari who does a small ritual every morning and also maintains the temple.

said the friend.

The celebrations will also include Salman’s Karjat neighbours. Around 125 villagers have been asked to join in. After the customary fasting, there will be feasting.

While the world knows about Salman’s devotion to Ganpati, not many known about his fascination with Shiva.

Salim Khan’s family takes Shiv Ratri as seriously as they do Iftaar. On both occasions, thalis heaped with food are distributed among the poor and sent to orphanages, old-age homes, besides friends and relatives.

However, Sallu is in no hurry to get back to the city.

Salman will stay at the farmhouse for about nine-ten days. He will resume work only on March 9, when he starts shooting for his home-production Dabangg 2. A special set is being put up at Kamalistan (Andheri East) for the same.

added the source.