An Indian television actress Nausheen Ali Sardar, who got famous for her iconic role in the drama serial Kkusum, revealed that famous Indian matchmaker Sima Taparia refused to find her a man for marriage because she’s a Muslim.
In a recent interview, Nausheen told that Tapari “blatantly” said that she does not cater to Muslims or Catholics.
“My family was insisting on getting me enrolled on a matrimonial site since the lockdown was going on, and I wasn’t even going on dates or anything as such. So they thought of approaching Sima Aunty, the famous marriage maker from the show Indian Matchmaking.”
“We were in for a shock when she blatantly told us on our face that she did not cater to Muslims or Catholics,” continued the actor.
“I mean it’s 2021! Yes, I am a Muslim, so what? I have an equal right too in society…I had gotten so annoyed at this that I put this entire bitter experience on her social media page where I had asked her to broaden her mindset,” the actress went on to say.
Nausheen also revealed that that incident was not the first time she faced discrimination for being a Muslim.
The Indian TV actress shared that she was rejected by Indian housing societies as ‘they do not give houses or flats in their building to Muslims.’
“I was shocked! It’s so important to respect every religion and if any society is going to be so rigid in their thoughts, it will be extremely difficult to survive there,” lamented Sardar.
Nausheen made her television debut in 2001 with Ekta Kapoor’s hit soap, Kkusum.