'Dangal' fame Zaira Wasim's decision to quit Bollywood citing religion has met with surprise and remorse by people from different walks of life.
Some have welcomed the decision, while others felt that she should not have given a religious connotation to her decision.
But one person who was caught unaware (according to the reports) by this news was Zaira's manager Tuhin Mishra, based in Delhi. The reports quoted Tuhin saying that the news of Zaira Wasim quitting Bollywood was incorrect and her accounts have been hacked.
Republic TV got in touch with Tuhin and asked him the truth behind his controversial statements.
Tuhin clarified: "I've been misquoted. No one has hacked. The reports are untrue. If she has said that she wants to do something, she sure has a reason behind it."
On further being asked if Zaira was pressurised by any religious groups, Tuhin said: "Pressure from whom? Not true at all. We should not get into assumptions. Zaira is in a certain state of mind. She is at her home in Kashmir and needs time. We should respect her space. She will come out with an official statement soon"
The 18-year-old, in a Facebook post on Sunday, announced her "disassociation" from acting in Bollywood. Stating the reason behind her decision, Zaira said that she was not happy with her current line of work, which has silently and unconsciously transitioned her "out of Imaan."
The actor shared a detailed post on her social media page, which she also shared across other social media platforms, that read -- "Though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here."
Bollywood celebrities like Raza Murad, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tanushree Dutta, Daisy Shah, and Karanvir Bohra unanimously said that Zaira's decision to quit Bollywood was her personal choice and praised 'Secret Superstar' actor for the stellar performances in two of her films.
The actor, in March, wrapped up the shooting of the film, 'The Sky is Pink,' which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar.
(With inputs from ANI)
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