Much-in-love couple Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar ties the knot in a Nikaah ceremony on February 22 in the presence of their close friends and family. The wedding took place in Shoaib’s hometown Bhopal.
Dipika has also converted to Islam for marrying beau Shoaib Ibrahim and is now called Faiza. After getting married, Dipika is seen spending time with her family and enjoying her new phase of life.
And recently, the couple celebrated their first Eid together post their wedding and posted some pictures on their social media. As soon as the pictures starts doing the rounds, people starts trolling and abusing the actress for being a Hindu and celebrating a Muslim festival.
Here are the few comments:
In an interview, Dipika hits back at trolls ans said, “Why do I owe an explanation to you for my personal decision? Why do you expect that I will live my life on your terms and conditions? How are you even related to me? Just because I’m an actor and you get to know about my personal life doesn’t give you the right to abuse me or slam me whenever you feel like. Shame on you.”
“Where were these so-called concerned people when I was going through a rough patch in my life? So, how the hell they’ve got a right to ruin my image by giving bad abuses or even abusing Shoaib. I pity them that they have so much spare time to write such long hate messages for us.” she further added.
Defending Dipika and maintaining that converting to Islam was her personal decision, Shoaib says, “We are a very liberal family and religion has never played havoc in our lives. Dipika is free to follow whatever religion she wants to — Hindu or Muslim. I love the teachings of Buddhism too. Does that mean I can’t follow it? I celebrate Christmas, so does that mean I’m converting to one or I should start following Christ? Come on, we are living in the 21st century, so let’s live and happily co-exist. Why do we need to make religion barriers to a happy and prosperous life?”
Asked if such nasty comments ever affected them and their families emotionally, Shoaib says, “Not at all. We knew this would happen. Our relationship based on caste and a lot many other things was always being speculated, hence we got used to it much early. I really feel bad for people who thought these stories and speculations would affect us badly, we proved them wrong.”
Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar met on their daily TV show ‘Sasural Simar Ka’and fell in love while working together. After dating for few years, Shoaib proposed to her during the celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye and they tied the knot in Feburary this year.