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Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood

Zaira Wasim had announced her decision to quit acting.

Muslim Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim had announced her decision to quit acting because it is incompatible with her Islamic faith.

She announced her decision to leave the profession in a lengthy heartfelt social media post, sparking both criticism and support.

“This field indeed brought a lot of love … 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),” she wrote.

“While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interferes with my Imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened,” she added.

The 18-year-old Wasim shot to fame in 2016 as the star of highest-grossing Hindi movie Dangal (2016) and since then was considered a rising star of Indian cinema.