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Monday, July 31, 2006

Hilary Swank makes a hush-hush trip to India

Hilary Swank makes a hush-hush trip to India
30th July 2006 21.00 IST


Two-time Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank was recently in India.

Reports say Hilary made a hush-hush visit to India's northern state, Himachal Pradesh, and stayed for nearly two weeks at a lodge near Nari Niketan, close to Palampur. During her stay in the hilly state, Hilary taught little children, read spiritual books, learned the art of yoga under the guidance of a guru and also practiced meditation.

Hilary's India trip was managed by the top officials of an NGO named Indian Development and Exchange. On special request by the actress, the NGO kept her India trip (in May-end) a secret.

During her trip, Hilary stayed away from media and made low-key trips to Dharmshala (the seat of Dalai Lama in India), McLeodganj and Baijnath. She also visited Maha Avatar Babaji Meditation Ashram at Kandwari. At the ashram, Hilary learned a few tips on Yoga from Yogiraj Amarjyoti maharaj.

In between, Hilary took out time to visit a Govt. Primary School where she taught English and sketching to the children of labourers. The students at the school recall Hilary as the angrezi madam who gave them toffees and played ball with them.

According to a source, Hilary enjoyed Indian food during her stay. Her favourite dish was palak and naan.

The actress ended her India trip with a promise to return again.

Hilary has won two Awards for her performances in 'Boys Don't Cry' and 'Million Dollar Baby', respectively.

She has recently signed to star in a remake of the 2003 French thriller 'Labyrinth' for Summit Entertainment, reports say.

1 Comments:

Blogger faiz said...

I remember meeting her at Palampur. So gracious and so uncomplicated. She did a good job with the kids there

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