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1 Jul

Dangal star Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood saying it interfered with her religious beliefs

Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim, who entered Bollywood in 2016 with Amir Khan’s hit Dangal and then left everyone in awe as and in Secret Superstar, took internet by storm as she posted a heartfelt message on Instagram on Sunday, announcing her decision to exit film industry.

In her post, the actress said that “though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here” and talked about the challenges and hardships she has faced as her line of work lead her to a path of ignorance. She also mentioned that her job interfered with her faith and religion, and made her unhappy.

“As I continued to ignorantly pass through while I kept trying to convince myself that what I was doing is okay and isn’t really affecting me, I lost all the Barakah from my life,” she wrote. Zaira has also removed all her pictures from her Instagram account, except one childhood picture.



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Zaira’s new film — The Sky is Pink — with Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar is scheduled to release on October 11. The films’ team released a joint press statement following Zaira’s announcement which read, “Zaira is an exceptional artiste and we are lucky to have had her play Aisha Chaudhury in our film. She has been a complete professional all through the shoot. This is a purely personal decision, which she has taken after much thought and we will support her in every way, now and always.”

While many people extended their love and support to the young actress, few had reservations. Yesteryear actress Raveena Tandon is particularly not happy. She took to Twitter and pointed out that Zaira’s reasons demean the industry.





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