‘Dangal' Actress Zaira Wasim Just Announced She's Leaving Bollywood Because It's Taking Her Away From Islam

By Sarmad Amer | 30 Jun, 2019

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.

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Source: ndtv.com

 

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.

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Source: Aamir Khan Productions

 

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.

 

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

 

Many Muslim fans are very happy for her

 

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

 

But others are pushing back at this reaction

 

You can read Zaira’s complete statement here:

Have anything to add? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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