Mumbai: ‘Dangal’ actor Zaira Wasim was in the news recently when she announced that she was quitting the film industry because it affected her faith and religion is in the news again after Priyanka Chopra posted a picture of ‘The Sky is Pink’s team on the social media. Zaira Wasim has been brutally attacked by netizens, some of who have called her names like ‘Dramebaaz’ and others who have stated that she ‘quit’ the film industry only to attract attention.
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On my way to @tiff_net today. Can't wait for the rest of the team to join me for the premiere on the 13th. So excited for the amazing early reviews & to share this with the world! #TheSkyIsPink @faroutakhtar @zairawasim_ @rohitsaraf10 @shonalibose_ #RonnieScrewvala @rsvpmovies #SiddharthRoyKapur @roykapurfilms @purplepebblepictures #SKGlobal
Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar were present along with Zaira Wasim at the world premiere of ‘The Sky is Pink’ which took place Saturday at the Toronto Film Festival. She later on posted a picture with the star cast including Zaira, Farhan Akhtar and Rohan Saraf. She captioned the picture as, ‘On my way to @tiff_net today. Can’t wait for the rest of the team to join me for the premiere on the 13th. So excited for the amazing early reviews & to share this with the world! #TheSkyIsPink”
Soon after questions regarding the future of the 18-year-old Zaira Wasim flooded the net and why was she attending the premier after announcing to quit films.
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I’ve always dreamt of seeing myself on a film poster. It’s happening!!! 2019 has been by far the most exciting year for me! Here we are, proudly announcing the world premiere of #TheSkyIsPink at the @tiff_net on September 13. Releasing in cinemas on October 11. @priyankachopra @faroutakhtar @zairawasim_ @shonalibose_ #RonnieScrewvala #SiddharthRoyKapur @rsvpmovies @roykapurfilms @purplepebblepictures #IvanhoePictures #TIFF19
A Twitter user trolled the young actor commenting, “That’s ‘Dangal’ girl, and didn’t she say she was quitting movies.”
Zaira had said she was quitting films because it interfered with her religion. Reminding her of the same, one of the netizens slammed the ‘Secret Superstar’ actor and asked her, “Zaira Wasim, in this pic your religious beliefs weren’t compromised?? Nautanki.”
“Isn’t it the same girl who had quit acting because of her religion,” wrote another a user.
Many had rubbished her reasons to quit the Hindi film industry when she had made the announcement. Some had then said it was a publicity stunt. A Twitter user said, “She is the girl who already quit acting because of religion so what now?? Or those were all Dramaz to get the limelight?”
In a surprising move, Zaira who had won the National Award had announced in July that she was ‘disassociating’ herself from the field of acting. In a detailed post on her Facebook page, which she later shared across all social media platforms, the Kashmiri-born star said she realised ‘though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here’.