Zaira Wasim propelled to popularity for her role as Indian freestyle wrestler Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s Dangal. The Kashmiri actor who recently bid a controversial goodbye to Bollywood is facing strong criticism.
18-year-old Zaira is reportedly gearing up to attend The Sky is Pink’ world premiere, which is slated take place at the Toronto Film Festival on September 13th. It all started with Priyanka Chopra took to the social media to announce that she will be attending the film festival by posting a picture with the star cast, which included Zaira.
So proud to announce that #TheSkyIsPink is the only film from Asia to have an official selection at #TIFF2019! Can’t wait to be back this year in the dual role of actor & producer. I hope to see many of you at the world premiere on Sep 13. Thank you for all the love & support.? pic.twitter.com/tJCS6eQSV6
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 24, 2019
While nothing is set in atone yet, it didn’t too long for netizens to flood the global icon’s comment section with all sorts of questions regarding the former Indian actress. A Twitter user commented, “That’s ‘Dangal’ girl, and didn’t she say she was quitting movies.”
It is hardly surprising that she’s facing all this criticism, given that she recently announced her departure from acting stating that it interfered with her religion. One netizen asked her whether or not the posted picture compromised her religious belief, calling her “Nautanki.”
One user went as far as calling her decision to quit Bollywood a “publicity stunt.”
Zaira can be seen smiling with Farhan Akhtar, Piggy Chops, and Rohit Sharaf in the aforesaid picture.
Back in June this year, a few Bollywood celebrities though supported Zaira’s decision to quit celluloid deeming it as her personal decision, while some praised her for her stellar performance in two of her films.
Another controversy plagued former actress Tanushree Dutta said, As I read her full post, I couldn’t help but wonder if Zaira’s true calling in life is to be a young spiritual leader of some sort guiding young Muslims to the true knowledge of Allah and Quran.”
Renowned Filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit agrees that art in any form can effectively bring a person closer to God.
“I don’t have any problem if you want to retire. However, don’t connect it with religion,” he told a news agency,” he added.
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