Indian actress of Big Boss fame Sana Khan has bid goodbye to Bollywood and her acting career in order to spend her life “in the service of humanity” and following the orders of her “Creator”.
The announcement follows on the heels of Sana Khan’s messy and much publicised break-up with dancer Melvin Louis earlier this year.
The 33-year old actress made the announcement in Hindi, English and Urdu, where she mentioned how grateful she is for whatever she was able to achieve in her career so far.
“Today I am talking to you standing at a crucial juncture of my life. For years, I have been living the Showbiz (film industry) life, 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,” Khan wrote on social media.
Thanking her fans for their immense love and support during all these years in her statement, the actress said: “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?,” she said in her post.
Maulana Taqi Usmani Applauds
Following the announcement, religious scholar Maulana Taqi Usmani congratulated her for “setting an example of courage and bravery”.
Taking to Twitter, the scholar said: “Congratulations to Bollywood actress Sana Khan for turning her life towards the pleasure of Allah Almighty and setting an example of courage and determination.”
“May Allah Almighty grant her perfect perseverance and help her step by step and help her in this world and the hereafter,” he added.
Apart from reality shows, Khan was featured in many Hindi and regional language films.
According to Indian media, she made her debut in Bollywood with “Yehi Hai High Society” in 2005 and went on to star in movies like “Halla Bol”, “Jai Ho”, “Wajah Tum Ho” and “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.” She also acted in Tamil movies like Silambattam”.
Khan also participated in reality shows such as “Bigg Boss” (season six) and “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6”.
Sana Khan, best known or having appeared in Bigg Boss 6 and Salman Khan’s Jai Ho, has deleted every last shred of evidence tying her to showbiz, after announcing her retirement from the film business.
After announcing her retirement from the entertainment industry, actor Sana Khan has purged her Instagram account, removing every last shred of evidence that she was a part of showbiz. Sana, in a post on Instagram, recently announced that she would be quitting Bollywood and will “serve humanity and follow the order of my Creator.”
There are currently 102 posts on her account, with the first post going back to 2016. However, any picture tying her to the world of entertainment has been removed. All that remains is of a religious nature, besides a meme or two. Sana has 3.3 million followers on Instagram, and was last seen on screen in the Hotstar web series Special OPS. She is best known for having appeared in Bigg Boss 6 and Salman Khan’s Jai Ho.
Calling it her ‘happiest moment’, the actor wrote in her post that the entertainment industry has given her ‘fame’, ‘wealth’ and ‘honour’, but, she added, “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?”
She added, “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 order 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.”
In a 2018 interview to Hindustan Times, Sana had expressed dismay about not making the most of her initial success in the industry, and forging strong connections in Bollywood. “Honestly, whether it’s Salman or anyone else, I don’t know how good contacts are made. I have no regrets as such but I just feel I could have made some stronger bonds when I had the chance. But I also believe that just by being friends with superstars and hanging out with them, you don’t become like them. If you think that way, you surely need a reality check,” she had said.