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THESE Bollywood celebs changed their religion for marriage

Bollywood celebs have always set a good example through their love stories, both on and off the screen. Well, we cannot define or express love in a single word or sentence. Love is not bound by any conditions and is limitless.

That’s why it is said that when a person is in love, his better half means the world to him. Love dissolves all social and religious barriers. Many Bollywood celebrities have broken down barriers for the sake of love and marriage, and some even went to the extent of changing their religion. Let’s talk about some of these celebrities today.

Bollywood celebs changed their religion for marriage

Amrita Singh
Actress Amrita Singh got married to Mansoor Ali Khan’s son Saif Ali Khan and became a daughter-in-law of the Pataudi family. Amrita Singh was from a Sikh family, but Saif’s family reportedly refused to acknowledge a Sikh girl as their bahu. Therefore, Amrita Singh converted to Islam to marry Saif. However, their marriage ended 13 years later.

Bollywood celebs Amrita Singh-Saif Ali Khan and Dharmendra-Hema
Amrita Singh-Saif Ali Khan and Dharmendra-Hema

Hema Malini & Dharmendra
Veteran actor Dharmendra was the most handsome hunk of his time in Bollywood films. He is also known as the “He-Man” of Hindi cinema. Very few might be aware that her wife, Hema Malini, also changed her religion along with him. But why was it needed?

Dharmendra was married before he entered Bollywood, but his heart belonged to Hema Malini. His first wife, Prakash Kaur, separated from him but refused to divorce him. In such circumstances, both Dharmendra and Hema Malini converted to Islam and got married.

Divya Bharti
Bollywood’s beautiful actress Divya Bharti fell in love with producer Sajid Nadiadwala during the shooting. You will be shocked to know that the actress was only 19 years old at that time. too young, right? Divya Bharti changed her religion to marry Sajid. However, a few days after the marriage, the actress died under questionable circumstances.

Divya Bharti-Sajid Nadiadwala and Nargis-Sunil Dutt
Divya Bharti-Sajid Nadiadwala and Nargis-Sunil Dutt

Famous actresses Nargis and Sunil have been one of Hindi cinema’s power couples. Nargis was a Muslim actress. She was so in love with Sunil Dutt that she was ready to change her religion without even thinking about it. She converted to Hinduism to marry him. She married Sunil Dutt using Hindu rituals and was given the name Nirmala Dutt.

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Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia noted for her appearances in films such as ‘Tarzan the Wonder Car’ and ‘Wanted,’ converted to Islam to marry Farhan Azmi in 2009. After marriage, she begins her name with Azmi. Therefore, her name counts in the list of Bollywood celebs who changed their

Auesha Takia and her husband
Auesha Takia and her husband

Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore was a well-known actress during her time. Mansoor Ali Khan, a cricketer, stole her heart. While the actress is known by her old name, Sharmila Tagore, even today, she transformed her religion into Islam before marrying and changed her name from Sharmila to Begum Ayesha Sultana.

Bollywood celebs Sharmila Tagore, Sushila Charak-Salim Khan
Sharmila Tagore, Sushila Charak-Salim Khan

Sushila Charak
Salman Khan’s mother, Salma Khan is also among those Bollywood celebs who changed their religion and were of some other religion before marriage. She does not practise Islam. Her original name is Sushila Charak, and she converted to Islam to marry Salim Khan. She then changed her name to Salma.

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