Actress and television personality Urmila Matondkar has opened up about the claims that she has embraced Islam after her marriage with Kashmiri model-turned-businessman and said that she is still a Hindu.In a statement, Urmila Matondkar said, “Even if I had converted to Islam, would have said it with as much pride.” She said these are cheap politics tactics and she loves and respects every religion.The actress says these are cheap political tactics and she loves and respects every religion“I am a Hindu. That’s the religion I have followed, but I believe in Hinduism in a wider sense, not the kind of Hinduism that’s sold to us today. Even if I had converted to Islam, I would have said it with as much pride. However, it’s none of anyone’s business. I am not just talking about the secular fabric of the country because I am married to a Muslim. Contrary to that, because I always believed in it, I was open enough to marry a man of a different faith,” she added. When the actress was asked about her marriage ceremony being a private affair, she said, “I don’t like to talk about my personal life. I was never on the radar. I have always been a reclusive actor, who has believed in letting my work speak for itself.”Recently, Matondkar made her debut as a politician by joining the Congress Party and participated in Lok Sabha General Elections. She tied the knot with Mohsin Akhtar Mir in 2016.