Rubya Chaudhry is a popular actress and model who has always amazed people with her style and graceful personality. She has worked in several projects including Zibahkhana, Manchalay, Siyaah and Parchayee. Her most recent project was a short film ‘Bench’ which won at the South Shore Film Festival, New York.
Rubya Chaudhry has recently talked about an important matter which is divorce. In our society, there is a stigma attached around divorce and due to this many women are stuck in an abusive marriage.
Rubya Chaudhry tied the knot with musician Meekal Hasan in 2016 and they kept their life private however nobody knew that they got divorced but after a long time, Rubya has opened up about her divorce.
She shared, “I always knew people can be crass and ill-mannered, but there isn’t anything like experiencing it first hand. I don’t even so much as humour these types usually, but in some situations, one just HAS to put their foot down.”
Talking about her marriage and divorce she said, “I got married a few years ago and then got divorced super quickly after. And that’s that really. Never really put my private life up for people to speculate about in the first place, but I don’t blame them for being curious about such matters.”
“Well, now you know. I’d also like to add that divorce doesn’t always mean sadness and death and hayay hayay yeh kya hogya! Hayayyy bachi ki zindagi tabaaah ho gai! It could also mean bachi ki zindagi tabaah honay say BACH gayee. It also means a second chance at love, at life, at all the wonderfully amazing chapters that may have never actualized had you chosen the dead-end as your destiny. Choose to thrive. Choose divorce if it ain’t your scene and stop worrying about all the ill-mannered and crass people around,” she added.
She also shared the reason for writing this note and said, “And I didn’t have to share this. But this is not just about me, it’s about the hundreds of thousands of women who are made to feel like they should be ashamed if their marriages didn’t work out, who are told time and again by their own husbands and in-laws that there’s something wrong with them, that they need to change themselves to fit into some mould of the perfect wife (whatever that is), who’s gaslighted continuously and stripped of their vibrant personalities.”
In the end, she said, “Basically what I’m saying is… Alhamdulillah. Kuch toh log kahain gay, Logon ka kaam hai kehna, Chhoro baykaar ki baaton main, Kaheen beet na jayay raina.”