Farhan Akhtar On Zaira Wasim Quitting Films: Hope She Changes Her Mind

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Farhan Akhtar said that the decision of his 'The Sky is Pink' co-star Zaira Wasim quitting films was her individual one, but he hoped she'd changed her mind.

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Zaira Wasim had only started out and was being tipped for greatness and before one could imagine, the teenager shocked one and all by announcing her decision to quit films. Will ‘The Sky is Pink’ turn out to be her last film ever? Her co-star Farhan Akhtar hopes that’s not the case. The actor-filmmaker hopes that Zaira Wasim changes her decision and continues to work in films. 

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In a recent interview with a tabloid, Farhan was asked about his on-screen daughter’s decision. He replied that everyone has a right to take those decisions in their life that they feel are right, and it was not up to the others to pass a judgement on it as right or wrong. The ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ star also said purely on the terms of his experience of working with Zaira Wasim in ‘The Sky is Pink’, he hoped that she changes her mind. Farhan added that she hasn’t spoken to the 18-year-old since her controversial decision. 

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In ‘The Sky is Pink’, Zaira Wasim plays the daughter of Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra. Her role is based on the real-life story of Aisha Chaudhary, a teenager who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and become a motivational speaker before she passed away. The 'The Sky is Pink’ revolves around the strain that the family goes through after Aisha is diagnosed. The film is gearing up for release on October 11. 

When Priyanka Chopra was asked about Zaira’s decision to quit films, she had also shared similar feelings, “It’s a personal choice. Who are we to dictate what someone should and shouldn’t do? We will always wish her the best." 

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Zaira Wasim

Zaira in July had announced that she was unhappy about acting in films, and informed her followers of a ‘dissociation’ from the industry. The ‘Dangal’ actor called it ‘exhausting’ to be associated with a profession ‘consistently interfered’ with her ‘imaan’, and one that ‘threatened’ her relationship with her religion. 

Before ‘The Sky is Pink’, Zaira has left an impression in her both her films, ‘Dangal’, where she had played the role of Aamir Khan’s daughter. She then starred in ‘Secret Superstar’, again an Aamir Khan production. She fetched awards galore for both her films. 

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