Sana Khan to Zaira Wasim to Suchitra Sen: 7 celebs who left films to follow God's path
Here are 9 celebrities, who were enjoying stardom and left the industry to follow the spiritual path
Glamour industry is one such place where people aspire to be the biggest stars. It is a dreamland for people who want a break in the world of acting and showbiz. Among the many who struggle to get their dream debut, there are only few who are chosen.
Everyone wants to be live the life of filmstars. The film industry is a dreamland of many who wish to begin their career in acting, singing and other streams. But some celebrities were very successful in the film industry have chosen their spiritual awakening over their fancy profession.
Recently, Sana Khan and Zaira Wasim bid adieu to the industry for a spiritual calling. Here we have a list who listened to their spiritual awakening and stepped away from the charming world of showbiz.
Sana Khan: A few months ago, actress Sana Khan announced on social media that she is leaving the showbiz after she felt enlightened by the ‘teachings of Islam’. Sana took this decision during the lockdown after she broke up with the famous choreographer Melvis Louis. In an Instagram post, Sana Khan called her decision to leave showbiz as the ‘happiest day.
Zaira Wasim: Dangal actress shocked us after deciding to quit Bollywood. "This journey has been exhausting, to battle my soul for so long," she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. Post that Zaira got a major backlash for leaving Bollywood before the release of her film, The Sky Is Pink, which featured Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar. While many seconded her decision. Zaira Wasim has now requested her fanpages to remove her pictures. The actor said that while it will be ‘impossible’ to remove them entirely from the internet, she can make the request to her fans.
Vinod Khanna: The late legendary actor who was one of the most beloved and handsome heroes left the industry to became a discipline of Osho in the year 1982. During that time he changed his name to Swami Vinod Bharti and moved to Rajneeshpuram to follow his spiritual guru.
Sofia Hayat: Model turned actress Sofia Hayat walked away from the showbiz in 2016 mentioning that she will become a nun. She also adopted the name Gaia Sofia Mother. Talking to TOI from the UK earlier, Sofia had said, “If you Google Kali Maa, you will find hundreds of pictures of her, nak*d...I took one of those pictures. A lot of people across the world follow me on social media and individuals who file such complaints are going to convey the message that Indians are backward and unintelligent. These people have no respect for Hinduism...they are just seeking publicity using my name. They don’t report hardcore pornography, but have an issue with my devotion.”
Suchitra Sen: Famous Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who did a few Hindi films too left cinemas after almost 25 years in the film industry. Suchitra avoided the public gaze after her retirement and devoted her time to the Ramakrishna Mission.
Mamta Kulkarni: She was one of the actresses who worked with all the three Khans way back in 90s. She quit the film industry after her appearance in the film Kabhie Tum Kabhie Hum to find her spiritual calling. In an interview with India Today,she talked about her sudden decision to leave Bollywood, "Every Cause has an Action concealed in it, An Action has an Cause revealed in it. The Cause and who actual was I, was already disclosed at my birth to my parents and to my grand-parents. Some are born for cause of world some are born as cause for God, i fall for latter part. So, the call to go to my actual cause of my exsistence was inevitable."
Anu Aggarwal: The Aashiqui actress quit the glamour world and follow her spiritual calling. Anu even joined an ashram in Uttarakhand. After she survived a life taking road accident, she took sanyas from glam world.