Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Monster) reportedly listened to Indian chanting music for “relaxation” during her latest Dior campaign shootout.
Theron, 34 years old actress-director-producer-model, was participating in fast-paced photo-shoot for Dior’s fragrance named J’Adore. She reportedly depended on relaxing Indian chants to deal with the fast pace of the shooting and remain inspired. She is the face of J’Adore, which is celebrating tenth anniversary, and the campaign is reportedly launching next month.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged Theron to explore Hinduism also, which was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought. In a statement in Nevada (USA) today, Zed said that if Theron needed any spiritual direction, he or other Hindu scholars would gladly provide it.
Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that popularity of sacred chanting (kirtan) was continually growing in USA, Canada and Europe because listeners find the powerful healing and transformational energies of these ancient chants calming and focusing the mind, uplifting, providing a soothing melody, inspiring, bringing peace and connectedness, etc. Mostly in Sanskrit, it is one of the oldest sacred music genres of the world, which originated in India many centuries ago.
Theron, who reportedly practiced yoga for a number of years, was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2007 and is a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Renowned fashion house Christian Dior Group, headquartered in Paris, is known for its iconic upscale products. Its J’adore L’Absolu perfume, described as “an invitation to a lush garden blossoming with intensity and emotion”, sells at $92. Founded in 1946, Bernard Arnault is its chairman while Sidney Toledano is chief executive officer.