Reacting to Kashmir-based Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim's reason to quit the film industry, National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah, on Monday said that he could comment on what made her quit while adding that probably she was no longer interested in an acting career.
"I can't say anything about this. Maybe she had only so much interest in working in the industry. After working in the industry, she must have realised that it was not an easy job, hence she left. I wish her the best in all her future projects. She had worked well in her movies till date," he said.
Earlier in the day, his son and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had backed Wasim's decision saying 'its her life' following the furore that was raised over her decision and reasoning to quit Bollywood on social media.
On Sunday, 'Dangal' fame Zaira Wasim, who will next be seen opposite Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar in Shonali Bose's directorial 'The Sky is Pink', took to her Instagram handle to share a 6-page heartfelt note as she completes 5 years in Bollywood.
In her post, she said that even though Bollywood industry has bought a lot of love and support to her but it has also led her to a path of ignorance and she 'silently and unconsciously transitioned out of imaan.' She also said that 'It was only for me to realise that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here'.
While many political leaders slammed or supported her reason citing 'religious basis' to quit Bollywood, rumours had surfaced that Zaira Wasim's media accounts had been hacked, which was denied by the actress' manager Tuhin Mishra on Monday.
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," in conversation with Republic TV.
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"