Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress Shireen Mirza popularly known as Simmi on the show, recently opened up about an unpleasant experience. The actress revealed that despite living in the city for eight years, she has been denied an accommodation just because she is a Muslim and because she works in the entertainment industry. The actress is extremely shocked and disturbed by this and wrote about it on Facebook in an elaborate post. (ALSO READ: Shireen Mirza Imitating Arshi Khan Is The Best Thing You’ll See On The Internet Today – Watch Video )
Shireen wrote, “I don’t deserve to get a house in Mumbai because I’m M B A – MUSLIM, BACHELOR, ACTOR. This pic was taken when I came here with a dream of living in Mumbai and now After spending almost 8 years in this city this is what I get to hear.. Firstly, Yes I’m an Actor and I do not Smoke or drink and I have no criminal records. So, How can they judge my character on the basis of my profession?? Second, I’m a bachelor and when I call brokers they ask me higher rents for the flats which are available saying Pay extra or u won’t get it since ur a Bachelor. My question is nuisance can be created by families too??? Third, I called up another person and they ask me wether I am a Hindu or a Muslim and reverted back with an answer that Muslims are not preferred. They also mentioned that take the flat on ur friend’s name who’s not a Muslim. I mean what’s in a name??? There’s no difference in the blood. Renting or buying a property in the city that never sleeps. Mumbai which prides itself on its cosmopolitan character is divided on basis of religion, profession and marital status?? I’m shocked to see that Mumbai which has given me so much that I don’t stop praising about Mumbai by calling it Aamchi Mumbai still doesn’t have a place for me and so many of us coming from out of town still struggling with identity crises. With a heavy heart and after many refusals my question is Do I belong to this city ?? 💔💔💔 #supportandshare
While talking to TOI, the actress said, “She further elaborated, “I have literally seen 100 houses in two months but still haven’t got a house all because of the bizarre rules pertaining to caste, marital status, and gender. Rather than respecting me for the work that I do, staying away from my family and creating a niche in my professional world, these people were setting in odd rules.” The television actress is originally from Jaipur and has also been a part of shows like Dharamkshetra, Dhhai Kilo Prem, and 24.