Uorfi Javed, who is often in news for her outfit choices, took to Twitter on Tuesday to speak about the difficulties she is facing after Muslim homeowners in Mumbai refuse to rent her a house ‘because of the way she dresses’. Uorfi Javed added flat owners, who are Hindu, also don’t want to rent her a house ‘because she’s Muslim’. Uorfi stated in a series of tweets that finding a “rental apartment in Mumbai” was difficult for her because she was “single, Muslim, and an actress.”
She wrote on Twitter, “Muslim landlords refuse to rent to me because of how I dress, and Hindi (Hindu) landlords refuse to rent to me because I am Muslim. Some business owners are concerned about the political threats I receive. Finding a rental apartment in Mumbai is extremely difficult.” She added in another tweet, “It happens all the time, man. It’s impossible to find a home for a single Muslim actress.”
Many people responded to Uorfi’s tweet. One person backed the actor and tweeted, “The same thing happened. I hope you find a suitable place to stay as soon as possible.” Others questioned Uorfi’s assertions. According to one tweet, “Yes, sochna tha na (you should have thought of all this earlier). Actions have consequences!” According to one Twitter user, “Actress, single, Muslim. Tabu ji ko to 25 saal se Mumbai mein ghar hi milna nahi chahiye tha (by your logic, Tabu should not have gotten a home in Mumbai for all these years). Stop blaming others and shaming our city.” “Why not dress appropriately so that you can stay in both Muslim and Hindu areas?” said another tweet.
Uorfi is well-known for her outlandish outfits. Chitra Kishor Wagh, president of the Maharashtra Mahila Morcha, recently filed a police complaint against her, claiming that the actor’s dress sense was ‘vulgar’ and a threat to society. She had also asked for Uorfi’s arrest. The leader had accused Uorfi of ‘exhibiting her body’ on the streets of Mumbai, claiming that the actor’s public display of her body had become a social media topic.
Uorfi, who began her career as a TV actor and has appeared in a number of reality shows, including Bigg Boss OTT (2021), reportedly recently received abusive audio clips as well as rape and murder threats, and a broker was arrested in connection with the case. Uorfi was arrested in Dubai last year for allegedly filming videos in revealing clothing and in an open space, both of which are prohibited in the city.