Serendipity, which performs an impressive compendium of tasks in Hindi cinema, is also skilled at strategically wiping off and applying sindoor. In Sindoor, Vijay accuses his wife Laxmi of infidelity and chases her out of his life, unaware that she is pregnant. Laxmi is in a temple when divine intervention strikes in the form of lightning and rain, wiping off her vermilion. The resident priest, who is proficient in the sign language of the gods, advises Laxmi to play the role of a sindoor-less widow while she is raising her child.
Ketchup masquerades as blood, and blood as sindoor. The laws of transitivity dictate that ketchup is a viable replacement for sindoor. And sure enough, in Katti Batti, when Payal enacts a wedding scene with Maddy, she uses ketchup as vermilion.
In Kitne Door Kitne Paas, Jatin and Karishma pretend to be a couple, but face a quandary when their friends insist that she wear sindoor. One of her friends even informs Karishma that she keeps a box of sindoor with her at all times, making it seem like the traditional equivalent of a pepper spray.
Once Hanuman saw Sita applying sindoor to her forehead. He asked her what purpose it served. To this, Sita replied that it was for the well being and long life of Lord Rama. Then Hanuman smeared his entire body with sindoor for the same reason. It is believed that if you offer Sindoor to Hanuman or smear it on the body, he grants you whatever you wish for. 2b1af7f3a8