Zaira Wasim shot in popularity after she debuted in the biggest Bollywood movie, Dangal. She starred as the younger version of the main character Geeta Phogat. She played superstar Aamir Khan’s daughter in the movie and her acting was praised universally.
Zaira Wasim has become extremely famous from the very first movie of hers
She was not only lauded for her stellar acting but also given so many awards, including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She then went on to star in ‘Secret Superstar’ which was an equally successful movie, making her one of India’s most bankable actors ever
The movie not only broke records in India, it became a huge hit also in China, further cementing Zaira as a young actress to look out for.
She is all set to appear in a new movie, ‘The Sky Is Pink’, where she stars as Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar’s daughter and plays a real-life child Aisha Chaudhary who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.
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I’m so excited and happy about today..Some stories just need to be told. In the spirit of Aisha Chaudhary and her incredible parents Aditi and Niren we bring you our tentatively titled super special project The Sky is pink. Going on floors today. God Speed. 🙏🏽❤️🎉 @rsvpmovies @roykapurfilms @faroutakhtar @shonalibose_ @zairawasim_
However Zaira just shocked everyone earlier today by announcing her retirement from Bollywood, the reason she gave was that her career was taking her away from her Imaan
At just 18 years of age, she was said to be the next big acting sensation in India but her sudden announcement has shocked many fans
At the same time, people are praising her for realizing what her values were and taking such a big decision
I respect Zaira Wasim's decision to quit Industry, pic.twitter.com/0TZ3vblAJK
— Naseer Matt (@NaseerMatt) June 30, 2019
Zaira Wasim is a mature lady and knows what she is doing. She is free to decide the path she wants to take. Her decision must be respected. However, this shouldn’t become another pretext to troll & harass women who wish to pursue their career in acting or modelling.
— مير شاء مين (@ShameenMir) June 30, 2019
Many Muslim fans are very happy for her
Bollywood took me away from Islam – Zaira Wasim announces ‘retirement’ from movies
Hats off to you 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/cUm5t3uWTN
— 🌹🌹Vicky Sipra🌹🌹 (@Dr_tayab_Zafr) June 30, 2019
Of course there is controversy around her decision as well where some Hindu fans are angry and calling her a religious fanatic and mocking her
Just read #ZairaWasim is quitting acting becz it interfered with her religion?All for supporting a personal choice, but if your religion is making you quit something you r so talented at, either there's a problem in ur religion or YOUR UNDERSTANDING of ur religion.Dissapointing!!
— PratsD (@pratsd) June 30, 2019
After 5 years #ZairaWasim be like pic.twitter.com/nazfSBDgNI
— Priyanshu Charan (@PriyanshuCharan) June 30, 2019
#ZairaWasim #ZairaWasim such a peace-loving religion which doesn't even allow somebody to pursue something. Like, how can acting invade somebody's religion?🙄
— Pt GautamVats (@GautamVats18) June 30, 2019
It will not be a surprise if Zaira Wasim is found in Syria with Allah ke bande ISIS jihadis. A pious and religious Muslim is a dangerous Muslim https://t.co/WmFwJ2zBNy
— Veer Savarkar (@ChowkidaarModii) June 30, 2019
But others are pushing back at this reaction
So Nusrat Jahan wears sindoor, it's her choice.
Zaira Wasim quits films and it's not her choice? Oh no it's Islam again?
— Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) June 30, 2019
@ZairaWasimmm #ZairaWasim #DangalWithBollywood
Give her some space and let her follow her own heart. pic.twitter.com/DLWUlC1ewN
— Javid Nisar (@javidnisar_) June 30, 2019
#ZairaWasim ‘s decision to dissociate with film industry (‘because it interferes with her faith’) should be understood and respected as much as Nusrat Jahan’s Sindoor-Bindi.
That did not make Nusrat immoral as this does not make Zaira more moral.
*Freedom to choose is supreme*
— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) June 30, 2019
You can read Zaira’s complete statement here:
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