Julia Roberts movie angers Hindus during filming

Julia Roberts, the Hollywood actress, has angered Hindu villagers in India who were barred from celebrating one of their most important religious festivals while she shot scenes from her new film in their temple.

Villagers hoping to celebrate the beginning of Navratri, nine days of worship of their Goddess Durga at Ashram Hari Mandir, close to Delhi, found their temple sealed by Roberts's vast security team of 350 guards, bulletproof cars and a helicopter.

The irony that the Hollywood star was there to filmĀ Eat, Pray, Love, in which she portrays a woman hoping to find herself in Hindu spirituality, was lost on local devotees for whom the temple has always been open.

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