Actress Nayanthara (not Nayantara any more) recently embraced Hinduism after living as a devout Christian ever since her birth. The actress, who underwent the conversion process at Chennai chapter of the Arya Samaj, went on record stating that she was getting converted to Hinduism on her own and that her decision was neither forced nor imposed on her by anybody.
It appears that her decision to become a Hindu hasn’t gone down well with the folks at her native place in Kerala. The locals reportedly met her parents yesterday and expressed their severest condemnation about the actress’ conversion to Hinduism. Born as Diana Mariam Kurian, she got her name ‘Nayantara’ only when she became an actress.
It’s obvious that Nayan’s conversion is to facilitate and hasten up the process of her wedding to Prabhu Deva, who recently got the divorce decree from a Family Court in Chennai from Ramalat alias Latha, his wife of 15 years. After the rituals were performed at the Samaj, Nayanthara was also issued a ‘formal certificate’ to confirm the conversion.
Inian John of a People’s United Front, an affiliated body of a Christian organization, has condemned the actress’ act and said that he felt ‘pained’ by her decision to do so. “She appears to have been forced to do so. A true Christian should never have a liking towards anything, says the Bible. It’s also stated that one shouldn’t try to wrest things or anything from others.
“The actress has embraced Hinduism mainly to marry Prabhudeva thereby spoiling the life of Ramalat, which is condemnable,” he has said.