A year after ‘Dangal’ actress Zaira Wasim dissociated herself from Bollywood citing unhappiness with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion; actress Sana Khan has now quit showbiz.
The former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant shared an official statement on social media.
“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Brothers and sisters!
Today I am talking to you standing at a crucial juncture of my life. (have been living the Showbiz (Film Industry) life for years, and during this time I have been blessed with all kinds of fame, honour and wealth from my fans for which I am grateful to them. But for a few days now, I have been possessed of the realization that: Is the real purpose of man's coming into this world only to chase wealth and fame?
Isn't it a part of his/her duty to spend his/her life in the service of those who are needy and helpless? Shouldn't a person think that he/she could die at any moment? And what will happen to him after he/she is no more?
I have been searching for answers to these two questions for a long period of time, especially the second question as to what will happen to me after my death?
When I searched for the answer to this question in my religion, I realized that this life in the world is actually for the betterment of life-after death. And it will be better if the slave lives according to the command of his Creator, and does not make wealth and fame his only goal; rather, he/she should avoid sinful life and serve humanity, and follow the path shown by his/her Creator. Therefore, I declare today that from today onwards, I have resolved to say goodbye to my Showbiz lifestyle forever and serve humanity and follow the orders of my Creator. All brothers and sisters are requested to pray for me to Allah to accept my repentance and grant me the true ability to live in accordance with my determination of spending my life following the commandments of my Creator and in the service of humanity, and grant me perseverance in it.
Finally, all brothers and sisters are requested to not consult me with regards to any Showbiz work henceforth.”
Sana has also deleted all her "showbiz" pictures from social media.
Earlier this year, Sana made headlines for her controversial breakup with choreographer Melvin Louis. She accused the dance master of regularly cheating on her.
She mentioned that the incident developed anxiety and left her depressed.
Khan revealed in September 2018 that she was suffering from Bell's Palsy.
In her career spanning over 15 years, Khan acted in 14 films across 5 languages and has appeared in over 50 ad films.
She garnered popularity as a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2012, which saw her as one of the finalists.
Khan worked in a couple of films such as 'Halla Bol', 'Jai Ho', and 'Wajah Tum Ho' to name a few.