The Dangal girl and the Secret Superstar, Zaira Wasim has announced that she had decided to quit Bollywood. She quoted that her relationship with her religion was threatened and she was not happy with the line of work. Before the release of her debut movie Dangal, she faced troubles as she was trolled for being ‘unislamic’ by acting in a film. She bagged the National Award for Best Supporting Actress, she met Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti but later apologised after she was criticised for it.
In a detailed post on her Social Media pages, the 18-year-old said: “though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here”.
“As I had just started to explore and make sense of the things to which I dedicated my time, efforts and emotions and tried to grab hold of a new lifestyle — it was only for me to realise that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here. This field indeed brought a lot of love, support, and applause my way, but what it also did was to lead me to a path of ignorance, as I silently and unconsciously transitioned out of ‘Imaan’ (a Muslim’s steadfast path in Allah’s devotion). While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my Imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened.”
Zaira completed filming Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink that also stars Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar.