The National Award winning actor, Zaira Wasim on Sunday announced her "disassociation" from the field of acting, saying she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion.
'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.
And now, in an interview to ANI, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher spoke the actress' disassociation from the field and said, "Whatever has come in the news and on social media, I have read about that. However, I have not seen the six-page note written by her. My first reaction was of sadness as she is a young girl and her dreams are crushed".
"I looked at it from an actor's point of view and if she has taken the decision based on religion, then maybe not hers and she was forced to make it. But that is her life and so I was deeply saddened as she is so talented".
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.
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