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“Wearing Hijab Can Lead To End of the Career”, Claims Actress Maira Khan

"Wearing Hijab Can Lead To End of the Career", Claims Actress Maira Khan

Renowned actress Maira Khan has openly shared her inclination to adopt the hijab, recognizing the potential impact on her acting career if she chooses to do so.

In a recent podcast appearance, Maira Khan engaged in a candid discussion covering various aspects of her life, from her career and cosmetic surgery to marriage. A clip from the podcast, where she delves into the topic of hijab and its intersection with Pakistani culture, has become widely circulated on social media.

Reflecting on the contrasting reception of her typical attire, the traditional ‘kameez shalwar,’ and the more contemporary and revealing outfits favored by international stars like Katrina Kaif, the actress highlighted the societal preference for bold dress choices. This preference, she noted, results in a significant difference in social media engagement based on clothing styles.

Discussing the cultural dichotomy, Maira Khan drew parallels with Arab countries, underscoring the widespread adoption of hijab across various professions, including actresses, models, and anchors.

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However, she lamented the challenges of embracing hijab in Pakistan due to the prevalent mixed culture.

Maira elaborated on the constraints faced by actresses in dramas, recognizing the narrative demands that often clash with wearing a hijab on-screen. She pointed out the practical difficulties in aligning hijab with certain character portrayals.

In a moment of personal conflict, Maira candidly acknowledged that her decision to embrace the hijab might potentially bring an end to her acting career. She shed light on the pressures faced by actresses, recognizing the delicate balance between upholding religious values and fulfilling the practical responsibilities of managing a household.

Additionally, Maira Khan touched upon the societal construct of a woman’s role, emphasizing that many women might prioritize their families over pursuing careers outside the home if their husbands are capable breadwinners.