Ma Anand Sheela, who is the former secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh, also known as Osho, is currently in India after 34 long years. She managed the Rajneeshpuram Ashram in Oregon, USA and recently came into focus after Netflix’s documentary ‘Wild Wild Country’ came out in 2018. The 70-year-old was recently interviewed by filmmaker Karan Johar in an event organized by Humans For Humanity in association with Sipping Thoughts in which she spoke freely about Osho and the controversies.
Ma Anand Sheela served more than 3 years in US prisons in the 1980’s over assault charges. According to Times Of India, Ma Anand Sheela was questioned about Osho accusing her of arson, attempted murder, mass poisonings and she said during the conversation, “I never second guessed my love for him. I was shocked. What he said made me sad but it was clear it was his problem and not mine. He behaved very average in that matter. But I cannot forget the love I had for him and I am eternally grateful to him for that.” Apart from the serious conversation, there were also a few light moments during the interview. She offered a box of Swiss chocolates to Karan, saying “These are the best Swiss chocolates, Karan, and they taste even better after sex.”
Karan Johar too shared about the interview by posting a picture of himself with Ma Anand Sheela and wrote, “Interviewing #maanandsheela was an experience! She is fun forthright and fabulous! Dodging every answer in her inimitable fashion! She is controversial without revealing a thing! Now that’s an art! She is witty and never at a wits end! Thanks for the help @shakunbatra.” A lot of celebs such as Vishal Dadlani, Shibani Dandekar, Ananya Panday and more commented saying they couldn’t wait to see the interview.
Image Source: Instagram/karanjohar
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