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Saba Azad lost out on voice acting jobs after dating Hrithik Roshan, calls out 'regressive mindset'

Updated on: 14 June,2024 04:11 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Saba Azad who has been dating Hrithik Roshan for a long time now has called out 'patriarchal and regressive mindset' in the industry which cost her, her career

Saba Azad lost out on voice acting jobs after dating Hrithik Roshan, calls out 'regressive mindset'

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Saba Azad lost out on voice acting jobs after dating Hrithik Roshan, calls out 'regressive mindset'

Actress and singer Saba Azad has been dating Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan for a long time. The couple often make headlines for their public appearances together, their posts for each other and their holidays. Now, Saba has revealed how her relationship with the superstar has cost her job opportunities. 

On Friday, Saba posted a picture of herself in a dubbing studio posing in front of a mic. Sharing the picture, she wrote, "Back in my natural habitat- recording a VO..."

In another post with a similar picture, she wrote, "Yep!!! More than two years!! Why? Welll.."

"So some of you know some of you don't but iv been a voice actor for a little over a decade and a half and iv got to work on a couple of hundred ads if not more," she said in the following post. 

She further wrote, "I never told anyone im quitting, never said im disinterested, I never altered my sessions fee, nothing was different from my end so what changed? I was entirely clueless, I was clueless until a month ago when I met a director I used to work with regularly on a back to Bombay and I just couldn't help myself and straight up asked him- "hey man I'm curious why don't you guys call me for VOs anymore? What happened?" And what followed has my mind completely boggled."

"This is what he said- "oh we just thought you wouldn't like to do something like  voice over anymore...given" well you can imagine what was implied," she wrote. 

"It's important for me to share that this person is amazing, he is one of the best directors in the business, super progressive and chill and just like the kind of peeps I like to and with so this is the last thing I expected him  to say- in short he said he didn't think I would do a job like a VO given where you are in who I am dating".

In a tone of absolute disbelief, Saba Azad continued her posts with, "Are we really still living in the dark ages where we assume a woman in a relationship with a successful partner no longer has to put food on her own table?? Or pay her rent and bills? or take pride in her work and take care of herself and her family??? What kind of an archaic assumption to make??"

"So I basically lost a whole career that I absolutely loved and appreciated cause people thought I didn't need to work anymore??? This is sadly a one dimensional patriarchal and regressive mindset," she shared. 

"For the uninitiated when two strong independent individuals come together they don't give ip their identities or this lives and careers to do so. They hold on to their individuality and share from a place of freedom and strength. I still gotta put food on my table, you guys :) so losing a whole career because of someone else's presumptuous ignorance really hurts."

"So again, no I haven't quit, all ye makers of ads- I still do VOs. So pls for the love of god undo your assumptions and let's get recording already," she stressed and concluded. 

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