He went to the US as the vice president of a MNC in 1995, but then became famous as an astrologer who could predict the highs and lows of the stock market. New York-based Ashok Motiani, whose clients inlude the likes of Goldie Hawn, Anthony Hopkins, Cindy Crawford, talks to CS:
In 1991, film director Vijay Anand planted the idea of predicting the stock market in my head. So after a lot of study, I predicted that the stock market would crash on April 28, 1992. And it did. When the Google IPO was launched, I told everyone to buy and it was a success. In fact, I'd like to advise the Indian Government about when to disinvest and make profit.
American women have a lot of knowledge about Hindu Vedic astrology. In fact, actress Uma Thurman was so curious about the science that I taught her numerology. But no Hollywood star believes in changing their name based on the horoscope or numerology.