CHENNAI: South Indian actress Monica, who had embraced Islam on Friday, decides to settle down by getting married, ARY News has learnt.
Monica said “I am strongly inspired by the Islamic tenets which I read in books. I am planning to settle down and will announce my wedding plans soon”.
Monica, a well-known Indian actress announced her decision to revert Islam in Chennai at a news conference on Friday in which she were wearing wearing modest costume and hijab.
“I have not convert for the reason of love or money, am not such a person. I like Islamic principles. This is why I have converted to Islam,” she said after reverting to Islam.
According to Indian media, she has changed her name to Rahima and decided to quit film industry.
“Hereafter I won’t act in the film, it gives some pain but I don’t change my mind,” the young actress said.
Monica said that “I have been practicing Islam for almost four years now. My father is a Christian and my mother is a Hindu and they support my decision fully. My last film ‘Nadhigal Nanaivathillai’ would be releasing soon and I won’t be acting in films henceforth.”
Born as Rekha Maruthiraj, she took the name Monica for her acting career in Tamil and Telugu films. Later, she changed her name to Parvana for Malayalam films. Now her Muslim name is M.G. Rahima.