Mumbai: Dipika Kakar, who rose to fame as the leading lady in popular TV show Sasural Simar Ka, has broken her silence on embracing Islam. She put all rumours to rest by admitting that she has converted to her husband Shoaib Ibrahim’s faith.
Her new name is Faiza.
In an interview with Timesofindia.com, Dipika opened up about her conversion. She said, “joh sach hai woh hai… It’s true I have done it, but why and when I have done it, don’t think it needs to be talked about. I think it is a very personal matter and I don’t think I need to talk about it openly in front of the media. For the audience and media we are actors have always shared everything. All our happy moments we have shared with you all, but this I think is a very personal space and I don’t give anyone the permission to enter the space. Definitely, it is true and I am not denying it. I am very happy and proud that I have done it for myself and my happiness.”
The actress had her Nikaah with co-star Shoaib Ibrahim on February 22 after an elaborate wedding ceremony which included Haldi, Mehendi and Sangeet. The marriage was solemnised in presence of family and close friends in Maudaha, Shoaib’s village.
The couple then hosted a lavish bash for their friends in the TV industry here.
Shoaib and Dipika have known each other since they worked together in Sasural Simar Ka. Shoaib quit the show within the first few months but Dipika continued to be a part of it for a very long time. Love blossomed between them after Shoaib left the show.
They had participated in celebrity couple dance show Nach Baliye last year and it was on the show that Shoaib had proposed to Dipika for marriage.