Yuvan Shankar Raja's decision to convert to Islam has surprised many. But his fan followers and well-wishers are not bothered much about it as it is his personal matter. The underlining part of the story is that irrespective of religion, the son of Illayaraaja will be loved by his fans worldwide. And Simbu's statement proves it.
On Sunday (February 9), Yuvan Shankar Raja announced on Twitter that he was following Islam. Many were surprised and as expected, some were disappointed for known reasons. He posted, "I follow Islam and I'm proud about it. Alhamdhulillah." Soon after there were murmurs whether his legendary father Illayaraaja and his family would be happy about his decision.
Yuvan Shankar Raj cleared the rumours too on the social networking site by saying that his family supports his decision and there was no misunderstanding. He tweeted, "My family supports my decision and there is no misunderstanding between me and my dad."
Many, on Twitter, bombarded him with questions related to his decision to follow Islam. But Yuvan Shankar Raja chose to remain silent. And hundreds of Twitter followers welcomed his decision and expressed their support. One among them is Silambarasan. Continue reading the story on the slideshow....
Yuvan Thanked Simbu
Yuvan Shankar Raja thanked Simbu by replying, "Thank you brother." The music director also thanked his fans, "Love you all and thanks for all the support you have given me all through. Have a great day."
What Made Him Follow Islam?
Reports say that Yuvan Shankar Raja, who was very close to his mother, has been missing his mom after her death. He made his mind to convert to Islam after meeting a spiritual guru.
Is Yuvan Following Rahman Footsteps?
Many felt that Yuvan Shankar Raja was inspired by Oscar Award Winner AR Rahman, who was a Hindu before converting to Islam. But sources close to him have denied it.
Yuvan Performs Namaz 5 Times A Day
Yuvan Shankar Raja has been practising the religion for over a year now. He does namaz five times a day. The music director is not missing his prayers even though he is completely busy.
Will Yuvan Change His Name?
Meanwhile, Yuvan Shankar Raja is likely to change his name. But he has not decided on it.