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Kashmiri girl Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood on the religious ground; Taslima disagrees on her point

Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood for religious issues, Tasleema Nasreen shows her disagreement

Dangal actress Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood for religious issues, Taslima Nasreen shows her disagreement through twitter.

The Dangal actress Zaira Wasim was all over social media yesterday as she announced her exit from the Bollywood film industry. She surfaced the reason for her decision, which implies that her carrier in Bollywood was directly interfering with her religion and belief. 

On Sunday Zaira took to her Facebook page where she wrote in details the reason for her stern decision. She said, “Five years ago I made a decision that changed my life forever. As I stepped my foot in Bollywood, it opened doors of massive popularity for me. I started to become the prime candidate of public attention; I was projected as the gospel of the idea of success and was often identified as a role model for the youth.

“However, that’s never something that I set out to do or become, especially with regards to my ideas of success and failure, which I had just started to explore and understand,” Wasim said in the lengthy post.

The 18-year-old national award-winning actor said as she completed five years in the profession, she wanted to “confess that I am not truly happy with this identity i.e. my line of work.”

Meanwhile, she received a mixed reaction from the public at large. Writer Taslima Nasreen from Bangladesh stated her disagreement with Zaira’s decision. Her post read, “Oh My Goosebumps! Bollywood’s talented actress Zaria Wasim now wants to quit acting because she thinks her acting career almost destroyed her faith in Allah. What a moronic decision! So many talents in the Muslim community are forced to go under the darkness of the burqa.”

Just after Zaira surfaced her decision to the public, J&K’s former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took a stand to support Zaira’s decision. He also used his social media handle to show support to Zaira. Her post reads, “Who are any of us to question @ZairaWasimmm’s choices? It’s her life to do with as she pleases. All I will do is wish her well & hope that whatever she does makes her happy.”

In an Instagram post, Zaira said: “though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here.” 

However, Zaira, who has witnessed the stardom with the success of Dangal, was also preparing for her upcoming film, The Sky is Pink. Shonali Bose helmed the film and Zaira would have shared the screen with Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra.

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