“Dangal” star Zaira Wasim quits acting

Actress Zaira Wasim, who made her debut in Bollywood in the highest grossing Indian film "Dangal”, had announced that she has decided to quit acting.

Zaira Wasim was born in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. She impressed critics and fans with her brilliant acting skills as wrestler Geeta Phogat in "Dangal". Zaira was bestowed with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by the honourable president Ram Nath Kovind in the year 2017. She also won National Film Award and Filmfare Award. Zaira's second film in Hindi was produced by Aamir khan. She rose to fame once again for playing the role of an upcoming singer in "Secret Superstar", which also joined the list of highest grossing films. Zaira mentioned that she has decided to step away from acting as she feels that it interfered with her religion and faith.

The actress took to her social media accounts and announced the news by posting a lengthy message. A piece of extract from the message said, “Five years ago, I made a decision that changed my life forever. As I stepped my foot in Bollywood, it opened doors of massive popularity for me. I started to become the prime candidate of public attention; I was projected as the gospel of the idea of success and was often identified as a role model for the youth. However, that's never something that I set out to do or become, especially with regards to my ideas of success and failure, which I had just started to explore and understand”.

Zaira also said that this was not a decision she made overnight, rather she has been thinking about quitting for a long time as she was not happy with her new identity.

For one last time, she will be seen playing the role of Aisha Chaudhury in "The Sky is Pink" , directed by Shonali Bose and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and  Priyanka Chopra Jonas. This film will be out in theatres on 11th October 2019.   

-Akhila Kakarala
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