Urfi Javed, who was the first contestant to get evicted from Bigg Boss OTT, is often in the news because of her interesting fashion choices. In an exclusive interview with IndiaToday.in, Urfi, who comes from a conservative Muslim family, opens up about being trolled on pretty much a daily basis, her views on marriage and love. Urfi Javed says it outright that she will never marry a Muslim man and that she’s currently reading the Bhagavad Gita.
“MUSLIM MEN WANT THEIR WOMEN TO BEHAVE IN A CERTAIN WAY”
Urfi Javed feels that the reason society disapproves when she flaunts bold looks is because she doesn’t have a Godfather in the industry. But, more importantly, because she is a Muslim. Urfi starts off, “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.”
“I WILL NEVER MARRY A MUSLIM GUY”
When asked if she will ever marry someone out of her community, if she fell in love, Urfi says, “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.”
“I AM CURRENTLY READING THE BHAGAVAD GITA”
Urfi believes religion shouldn’t be forced, and everyone should have the free will to choose what religion they want to follow. And that’s something she’s learnt at home. “My father was a very conservative man. He left me and my siblings with our mother when I was 17 years old. My mother is a very religious woman, but she never forced her religion on us. My siblings follow Islam and I don’t, but they never force it on me. That’s how it is supposed to be. You cannot force your religion upon your wife and children. It should come from the heart, otherwise neither you nor Allah would be happy,” says Urfi.
In fact, the actress is currently reading the Bhagavad Gita. “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.”
Urfi Javed gained fame after her short stint on Bigg Boss OTT. Since then, she has mostly made headlines because of the various controversies she’s courted.