Zaira Wasim, most popularly known for her debut role of the young Geeta Phogat in ‘Dangal’ (2016) has decided to resign from acting. She posted a detailed post on her social media platforms announcing her decision to move away from Bollywood.
An excerpt from Wasim’s post reads, “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. This field indeed brought a lot of love, support, and applause my way, but what it also did was to lead me to a path of ignorance, as I silently and unconsciously transitioned out of imaan (faith). While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened. I kept procrastinating… I continued to put myself in a vulnerable position where it was always so easy to succumb to the environment that damaged my peace, imaan and my relationship with Allah (God) (sic).”
Wasim will last be seen in Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra’s ‘The Sky Is Pink’.