23 May : Hollywood actress Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), who experiences a feeling of home in India, participated in recent Kumbh Mela, according to reports.
Mitchell’s next film project will reportedly explore India’s spirituality. She was reportedly awestruck by Red Fort in Delhi and undertook a road trip of India when she was about 19. Her Australian film “The Waiting City” was shot in India in the recent past.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has welcomed Mitchell’s interest in spirituality of India. But he urged Mitchell to seriously study the rich philosophical thought and spirituality which Hinduism offered so that her depiction of Hinduism was authentic. If Mitchell needed any assistance in her exploration of Hinduism, he or other Hindu scholars would be glad to share their knowledge, Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, added in a statement in Nevada (USA) today.
Born in Melbourne (Australia) as Radha Rani Amber Indigo Anunda Mitchell, she reportedly had a spiritually inclined upbringing in Hindu-Vaishnavite tradition by her parents, and is a vegetarian and practices yoga. Her Italian model mother reportedly became infatuated with India in the early 1970s. In her name, “Radha” means “Lord Krishna’s beloved”, “Rani” means “queen” and “Anunda” means “bliss”.