"Have Been A Muslim By Birth And I Am Still A Muslim", Says Nusrat Jahan

Imran Asif Fazal |Jul 04, 2019

Actress turned MP Nusrat Jahan has been applauded throughout for attending the Rath Yatra amidsts severe criticism. The procession also coincides with her reception ceremony.

Actress Nusrat Jahan has been in a controversy for a while after she was trolled first for wearing "fashionable" clothes to attend her first session in the Lok Sabha. Now she has been condemned for attending a Hindu ritual procession.

Nusrat Jahan

Nusrat Jahan slammed all her trolls and revealed that she is a Muslim and will remain one. Nusrat Jahan has worked in Indian Bengali films and is also a model.

Jahan's screen debut was in Raj Chakraborty’s Shotru. She appeared in the film Khoka 420 under the banner Eskay Movies. Her other movies include Khiladi with Ankush, Sondhe Namar Agey with Rahul Bose and Power with Jeet under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films.

On Thursday, Nusrat Jahan attended Jagannath Rath Yatra procession in West Bengal’s Kolkata today. She was accompanied by her husband Nikhil Jain.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off the ISKCON’s Jagannath Rath Yatra. While speaking to media persons she said, “I don't pay heed to things which are baseless. I know my religion. I have been a Muslim by birth and I am still a Muslim. It's about faith. You have to feel it inside your heart and not in your head.”

Kolkata’s ISKCON Rath Yatra is considered to be the second largest after Odisha’s Puri Rath Yatra. The festivities of Rath Yatra will conclude on July 12.

In an earlier interview to a newspaper, Nusrat Jahan had said, "It’s a matter of great honor for me to be invited by them. Of course, I will be attending it. It will be my pleasure to be associated with this inclusive event. They have also invited Nikhil. So, both of us will be present there. After that, we will get ready for our reception. I used to visit Mayapur for Ulta Rathayatra every year. I have always respected all religions and will continue to do so."


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