Zaira Wasim’s decision to quit film because of religious reasons has sparked a debate over all social media platform. The actress recently completed her shooting for ‘The Sky is Pink’ starring Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar.

In response to this decision, many have applauded her, and still, others have criticized her of being regressive, actress Raveena Tandon is among them. “Doesn’t matter if two-film olds are ungrateful to the industry that has given them all. Just wish they’d exit gracefully and keep their regressive views to themselves.” In a separate tweet responding to one from AltNews founder Pratik Sinha, Ms Tandon wrote: “Exit is your choice, reason, by all means. Just do not demean it for everyone else.” Raveena Tandon also described the film industry as “one where all work shoulder to shoulder, no difference in caste and religion.”

Filmmaker Tanuj Garg said, “Invoking religion to justify quitting a profession. Makes the other Muslims look like sinners. Not done, boss!”

Zaira Wasim announced on social media that she is not happy with this identity and the line of work. She won the national award for best-supporting actress for his debut film ‘Dangal’.  She has also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her second film ‘Secret Superstar’.

In her post, Zaira Wasim explained she realised “that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here.” Acknowledging that she received “a lot of love, support, and applause,” Ms Wasim also said that her choice of profession clashed with her faith: “What it also did was to lead me to a path of ignorance, as I silently and unconsciously transitioned out of Imaan (faith). While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened. I discovered my lack of knowledge of the basic fundamentals of my religion and how my inability to reinforce a change earlier was a result of confusing my heart’s contentment and wellbeing with strengthening and satisfying my own (shallow and worldly) desires.”