Religion is a sensitive issue and can be violent if provoked or criticized. There is freedom of speech and religion in India and a person can choose a religion of his/her choice. Here we are providing the details of some Hollywood and Bollywood celebs who have publicly changed their religion and practiced practice adopted the religion.
 Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts is among the hot celebs of America and also the highest-paid actress in the world during the 1990s. A Catholic mother and a Baptist father raised her but this actress got impressed with Hinduism while shooting if the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. She even practiced yoga on regular basis and visited a temple regularly when she came to India in 2009.
Julia also used to have a red bindi on her forehead like Indian women. Some of her successful Hollywood movies are Pretty Woman (1990), The Pelican Brief (1993), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), and Wonder (2017). She owns a production company called ‘Red Om Productions’
 Richard Gere
Richard Gere is one of the famous actors of Hollywood who adopted Buddhism from a Methodist. He studied Buddhism for around six years and went to Nepal to spend some time with Tibetan monks and lamas. After meeting with the Tibetan holy leader Sir Dalai Lama, he became an active supporter of Tibetan Buddhism.
He came in limelight with his role in the American film Gigolo (1980). Some of his hit Hollywood movies include The Cotton Club (1984), Primal Fear (1996), Runaway Bride (1999), and Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). His latest films in 2017 are The Dinner and Three Christs.