Sajal Aly doesn’t ‘Feel the Need for a Man’

Sajal Aly believes marriage in Pakistani culture restricts women and states that she “doesn’t feel the need for a man”.

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"I personally don't feel the need for a man"

Sajal Aly has been outspoken about her opinions on relationships and marriage.

She explained how she believes a husband is not necessary for a woman’s happiness in life and that marriage is not the be-all and end-all of happiness.

Speaking to Rida Khan on Reel Life, Sajal said:

“Women already know they are complete without men.

“It’s a beautiful thing to be in love and to feel whole with another person but that shouldn’t be the only goal.

“I personally don’t feel the need for a man as I celebrate my life to the fullest due to the love, respect and admiration I receive every single day.

“I don’t really crave being with anyone but If I do end up being with another individual, that’s fine too.

“In the end, I’m the cherry on top of the cake, no one else.”

Sajal went on to discuss how women are made to believe that marriage is the most important thing in life.

She continued: “I think we need a bit of tweaking in our culture.

“Since childhood, women are taught to think that they just have to get married after graduation.

“What if you don’t want to? What if someone doesn’t want to commit this early in life?

“I believe marriages restrict women in a box, which should not be the case.”

Sajal responded to the host’s praise for her modest demeanour by describing how being humble should be required of all people.

She said: “I think I always wanted to be an actor but I never really thought of being successful and that was not my goal from the beginning.

“I do what I love, how can I be ungrateful for it?

“Everyone should be humble, it’s a basic quality that every human should possess.”

The Yaqeen Ka Safar actress expressed her gratitude for her achievements in life.

She added: “I do occasionally think about my life but don’t prefer to ponder on it for long.

“However, I do always look at any project as just a new beginning as every film brings forth a new experience.

“I’ll be honest I never thought I would work with the likes of Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Kapur, it’s a dream come true.”

Sajal Aly is currently gearing up for the release of What’s Love Got to Do with It?, which releases on February 24, 2023.

Ilsa is a digital marketeer and journalist. Her interests include politics, literature, religion and football. Her motto is “Give people their flowers whilst they’re still around to smell them.”

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