“People thought I didn’t need to work anymore”

Saba Azad On Losing Voice-Over Jobs Because Of Her Relationship:

Saba Azad with Hrithik Roshan. (Etiquette: Sabzad,

Mumbai :

Actress Saba Azad who is known for Friend me, Rocket Boys And Ladies’ room, voice-over – blamed the “patriarchal mentality” for not being able to do what she loved most for two years. Recently, the actress took to her Instagram Stories section to share a series of videos and pictures. The first photo is of her in the recording studio, on which she captioned: “Back in my natural habitat – recording VO…over 2 years?”

In other Instagram stories, she shared that she has been a voice-over artist for over 15 years and called it the “most rewarding” career both creatively and financially. Later, she also gave a glimpse of the ads in her voice and admitted that she was confused when she stopped getting work.

She then spoke unnamed about a very good director friend and shared that she spoke to him directly and asked him about the matter.

His reply shocked the actress, who recalled: “Oh we thought you wouldn’t want to do something like voice-over anymore.”

Saba writes: “Well, you can imagine what was implied. This director is very progressive and calm in the business, and it’s important for me to give the kind of glimpses I like to see, so this is the last thing I expect from him. To say So – in short he said I didn’t think I would do a job like VO where you are in life or who I am dating.

The actress questioned the current mindset of people as she wrote: “Are we really living in a dark age where we assume that a woman in a relationship with a successful partner no longer has to put food on her own table? Or pay. Her rent and Be proud of the bills or her work and her family?

She added: “So I basically lost an entire career that I absolutely loved and appreciated because people thought I didn’t need to work anymore! It’s an unfortunately one-dimensional patriarchal and regressive mentality.”

The actress finally said that when two strong independent people come together, they don’t give up their identities or their lives and careers to do so.

“They hold on to their individuality and share a place of freedom and power. Guys, I still want to put food on my table. So, it really hurts to lose an entire career because of someone else’s arrogant ignorance. So again, no I don’t. Go away, all you ad makers – I still do VO, so please for the love of god undo your retention and let’s start recording already,” she added.

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