Dangal actress Zaira Wasim, who played the role of young Geeta Phogat in the Aamir Khan-starrer superhit Bollywood movie Dangal has recently completed 5 years in bollywood.
Sharing the same with her fans, Zaira Wasim took to her social media account and posted a 6-page long post and announced that she is quitting Bollywood.
Yes, you heard it right. In a detailed post on her Facebook page, the 18-year-old cited religious reasons for her decision to quit her promising career in Bollywood.
Zaira Wasim quits bollywood
“As I complete 5 years today, I want to confess that I am not truly happy with this identity i.e my line of work. For a very long time now it has felt like I have struggled to become someone else. 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.”
In her posted, Zaira further added, “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. While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened…”
Checkout her full post here:
As soon as the actress announce her decision, it created stir on social media. Earlier people were criticising her but after a new report that suggests that she might have been pressured to quit Bollywood has changed mind-sets of many regarding the same. People have been taking social media handles to support or criticize Zaira Wasim’s choice.
Meanwhile, on the work front, the actress will be seen essaying a role in The Sky is Pink, which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar. The shooting of the film was completed in March.