The Hush Post: Being termed as one of the biggest telly star weddings of 2018, Dipika Kakar aka Faiza tied the knot with her co-star Shoaib Ibrahim late February.
What has raised eyebrows though is the fact that Dipika converted to Islam and changed her name to Faiza before tying the knot with Shoaib.
In an interview with Timesofindia.com, Dipika says; “joh sach hai woh hai… It’s true I have done it, but why and when I have done it, don’t think it needs to be talked about. I think it is a very personal matter and I don’t think I need to talk about it openly in front of the media. For the audience and media we are actors and have always shared everything. All our happy moments we have shared with you all, but this I think it is a very personal space and I don’t give anyone the permission to enter the space. Definitely, it is true and I am not denying it. I am very happy and proud that I have done it for myself and my happiness. My family was with me in this decision and my intentions were to hurt anyone. This is my decision.”
Talking about their inter religion wedding the couple says, they never bothered about belonging to different religions, “I feel that when you are a celebrity you are constantly under the scanner and there are people who love you, but then there are also people who try to bring you down. We have always taken decisions in life only keeping our family in mind, if they are happy and fine then rest of the world doesn’t matter to us. I don’t consider myself a celebrity, we are very simple people and we like to lead a simple life,” added Shoaib.
The couple met on the sets of Sasural Simar Ka. They fell in love while working together but Dipika was a married woman then. She was having a troubled marriage with her now ex-husband Raunak Samson. In 2015, she parted ways with her husband after a bitter divorce.
Dipika didn’t fall in love with Shoaib immediately. It was when he left the show that she realised her feelings for him. The couple tied the knot in a low-key wedding in Madauha after which they hosted a grand reception in Mumbai which was attended by all the famous stars of the TV industry. The wedding took place following the rituals of both Hindu and Muslim religions.