Celebs who changed their religion for love!
Sometimes we forget that celebrities are just like us. They also will go above and beyond for love. And that includes changing their religion as well. It is a tedious process, that takes months and sometimes even years. It is a long process because you are changing your whole belief and you may not believe in the things you once believed in. However, there are some who change their religion just for the sake of love.
Interfaith marriages are already hard enough in a country such as ours which is conservative and is often concerned with what the society will think of going against the norm. If you are in love, that is all you need for a marriage to last. Making changes and adapting is all part of it. They say love is blind, maybe it is and these celebs are proof of that, even if they didn’t last that long.
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2. Nargis Dutt
Nargis Dutt was one of the most popular actresses of her time. She was a Muslim who fell in love with her colleague and popular actor Sunil Dutt. Sunil Dutt saved her in an incident when the fire broke out on the sets of a movie and Sunil Dutt had come to her rescue. In order to get married to Sunil Dutt, Nargis changed her religion and did it quite fearlessly. The move shocked India, which had partitioned not long ago at the time from Pakistan. Nargis had also adopted a new name upon accepting her Hindu religion and that was Nirmala Dutt.
3. Katie Holmes
This just shows that love makes people do anything. Katie Holmes, who was a Catholic started believing and following Scientology once she got married to Tom Cruise in 2006. Six years later, the couple split and Holmes filed for divorce. The reason for the break up was because Holmes found the Church of Scientology intimidating and that her then husband would kidnap their daughter, Suri.
An actor changed his religion too! Find out who on the Next Page!
4. Amrita Singh
Aaah love. Amrita Singh who was a Sikh since childhood converted to Islam right before her wedding in 1991 to Saif Ali Khan. The couple has two kids together, and they got divorced in 2004 after thirteen years of being together. We are not exactly sure if Saif wanted her to convert or if it was a personal choice but if Saif did tell her, why didn’t he ask his now wife, Kareena Kapoor, too?
Women are not the only one who change their religion for love. Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur, with whom he has four children when he fell in love with Hema Malini. The actor converted to Islam to marry Malini but at the same stay married to his first wife when she refused his offer for a divorce. Dharmendra and Hema Malini have two kids together. He certainly does know how to get what he wants!
The Next actress changed her name too!
6. Sharmila Tagore
This famous beauty not only converted her religion but she also changed her name. Before she got married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, she converted to Islam and changed her name from Sharmila to Begum Ayesha Sultana. They had three children, two of those are in the film industry, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan. Could this be the reason why Saif’s first wife, Amrita converted to Muslim too, or could it be the weight of the society?
7. Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia got married to her husband, Farhan Azmi in 2009, in a traditional nikah ceremony. We are not exactly sure when and if the actress really did convert since she didn’t publicly make a statement of the same. But there is a possibility she would have, even if she didn’t, it doesn’t matter because the couple is still going strong and have a son together, who is adorable by the way!
The last actress was surprising!
8. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore married Will Kopelman in 2012 and converted to Judaism. She said it's a beautiful religion and would like to raise her kids in the same. The couple got divorced in 2016 so we are unsure if she still follows the faith. She had been married twice before and this is the first time she changed her religion, especially for love. Can we emphasize more on the fact that love makes us do crazy things?
9. Janet Jackson
The singer reportedly converted to Islam after marrying Wissam Al Mana. The music star is very private about her 2012 marriage — not even going public with it until 2013. Several media outlets, including MSN, have reported Jackson’s conversion to her husband’s faith. It would be a possible explanation for her recent change to conservative clothing.
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