Actress Urfi Javed, who earned fame in Big Boss OTT, has said she doesn’t believe in Islam and would never marry a Muslim guy.
“I am a Muslim girl. Most of the hate comments I receive are from Muslim people. They say that I am tarnishing the image of Islam. They hate me because Muslim men want their women to behave in a certain way. They want to control all the women in the community. I don’t believe in Islam because of this. The reason why they troll me is because I don’t behave the way they expect me to as per their religion,” said Urfi Javed.
“I will never marry a Muslim guy. I don’t believe in Islam and I don’t follow any religion, so I don’t care who I fall in love with. We should marry whoever we want to.”
Further, she added that Muslim men want women to behave in a certain way. She is trolled predominantly by members of her own community because she does not act in the way that their religion expects her to.
“There is so much more to me than my clothes. Why don’t people talk about me or my work? I have realised that no matter what I do, people will say things. I belong to a conservative Muslim family and for the longest time, I was told what I have to wear. I wasn’t allowed to wear jeans. My chest would always have to be covered with a dupatta. This made me a rebel and today I will wear whatever I want to,” Urfi said.
Urfi believes religion shouldn’t be forced, and everyone should have the free will to choose what religion they want to follow. She said she learnt this from her mother who despite being a Islam follower never forced her children to practice any particular religion.
The actress also revealed that she is currently reading the Bhagavad Gita and learning about Hinduism. “I am reading the Bhagavad Gita right now. I just want to know more about that religion [Hinduism]. I am more interested in the logical part of it. I hate extremism, so I just want to extract the good part of the holy book.”