Mia Sara admitted that there has been a lack of offers from productions five
years after she decided to wear a hijab.
The 16 year-old, who started her
career as a child star with movies and shows like “Papa I Love You” and
“Adamaya”, stated that a lot of people assumed that she has retired from
showbiz as she was rarely seen on television for the past few years.
this is not the case at all, said Mia, who admitted that she had to say no to
several offers after she was asked to take off her hijab as part of the
“My career slowed down for three years, and I started working
actively again last year. I thought people have started to understand and
respect my decision, but unfortunately there are still those who made such
request,” she said.
alongside another hijab-wearing artiste Wany Hasrita
Mia stated that what
hurt her the most was the fact that the ones who made this suggestion are the
same people who have known her and worked with her since she was a child.
how much it has slowed down her career, the actress – who started wearing the
hijab in 2016 after returning from her Umra trip – assured that she will not
change her mind when it comes to wearing hijab.
“I wasn’t forced to wear
a hijab. I really wanted to wear it. Your intention has to be right. But at
the same time, I will not stop acting. I have been in this business since I
was a child, I would never leave it,” she added.
Mia stated that she will
have to find something new to ensure that people still remember her, and at
the same time, hold on to faith in God’s plan.
Sara was one of the most sought after child stars in the early 2010s
Source: Mia Sara Instagram)