Actress Monika, who has appeared in multiple languages in south Indian cinema as both lead and supporting characters, made the big decision yesterday to convert to Islam and has been rechristened as M G Rehima!
The Kerala born young starlet, who is known to Tamil audiences for playing the character role in Vijay movie Bhagavathi among others and to Malayalis, for her pivotal role in Mammootty starrer Phantom in Malayalam, says her decision was because of her deep belief and attraction to the tenets of the religion and not due to anything else.
With this conversion of faith, she has also announced that she will be quitting the movie world and soon entering in to wedlock.
Did the impending marriage perhaps have something to do with the conversion, as it often happens? We do not know and the gorgeous 26 year old denies it does.
But her parents, she says, support her decision completely and are happy for her.
With her appearance before the media after her conversion, the pictures of the ‘new’ Monika or rather Rehima are now floating around the web – the starlet clad in the traditional Islamic Burka attire.
Congratulations on the big decision and on the upcoming wedding Rehima, and may you find happiness in your new faith and marital life..