‘Dangal’ fame Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood just months away from the release of ‘The Sky Is Pink’
Kashmir-born and National award-winning actress Zaira Wasim took to her social media handles and announced that she is quitting acting. In her lengthy post shared on her Instagram handle, Zaira explained her turmoil to belong in a place which she never felt in sync with.
Zaira poured her heart out in her post stating how five years back she entered Bollywood and that decision changed her life forever. “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,” she wrote in her post.
She added further, “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’ [faith]. While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my ‘imaan’, my relationship with my religion was threatened.”
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Zaira said that the line of work that she is practising is not letting her have a peaceful relationship with her faith. The ‘Dangal’ fame actress ended her note with,“This is just my first step as I have arrived at the clarity of realisation of the path I wish to be on and strive for and during this time I may have consciously or unconsciously planted a seed of temptation in the hearts of many, but my sincere advice to everyone is that no amount of success, fame, authority or wealth is worth trading or losing your peace or the light of your ‘imaan’ for.”
After ‘Dangal’, Zaira was seen in ‘Secret Superstar’ which also earned her critical acclaim. The 18-year-old actress recently wrapped up Shonali Bose’s upcoming film ‘The Sky Is Pink’. In this film, Zaira will be seen playing the daughter of Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar. ‘The Sky Is Pink’ is scheduled to hit the screens on October 11.
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My Baby Zai – the youngest member of the Chaudhary family with the toughest role of being in an inspiring dead girl’s shoes…..But you did it with utmost ease and poise. I connected at a deep level with you right from the beginning when I rushed to Srinagar on reading your courageous tweet about your depression and anxiety. We did that wonderful dance meditation and I convinced you it would all be ok and we could do this together. And we did. You did. On top of it all you were my brightest ray of sunshine on set. I felt so happy whenever you were on set. You confronted your own fears of water and dogs. You surpassed your own brilliant self in this film. And on the last day you killed it while we almost killed you shooting from 11am – 330am! I’ll be forever grateful my little rockstar for our journey together. #zairawasim #risingstar #theskyispink #directorlove
I don’t know about others, but I badly hope that Zaira is able to peacefully sort out all the conflicts that she is facing off late. Because an actress of her calibre quitting Bollywood would be our loss. Zaira has done just two films and already won the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement(for both the films), so you can’t even imagine how exceptionally talented she is.