A Hindu religious leader has praised actress Zaira Wasim for her decision to quit Bollywood due to religious reasons adding that Hindu actresses too follow her suit.
A video of Swami Chakrapani praising Zaira has gone viral on social media platforms. He’s heard saying in the video, “This is indeed praiseworthy that Zaira Wasim has decided to dissociate herself from Bollywood due to faith. Hindu actresses, who too feel that immoral activities take place in the Hindi film industry, too should get inspiration from Zaira Wasim. This small child has sent a very powerful message.”
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Zaira on Sunday stunned by announcing that she was quitting Bollywood five years after starting her acting debut because of her long realisation that her acting career was interfering with her imaan (faith). In a long post, she had written, “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. While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened. As I continued to ignorantly pass through while I kept trying to convince myself that what I was doing is okay and isn’t really affecting me, I lost all the Barakah from my life. Barakat is word whose meaning isn’t just confined to happiness, quantity or blessing, it also focuses on the idea of stability, which is something I struggled with extensively.”
Many on social media had alleged that Zaira was under duress from religious fanatics to leave Bollywood. Some news outlets also reported that her social media account was hacked. However, Zaira took to her social media pages on Monday to clarify that there were no truth in reports of her account’s hacking.
She wrote, “This to clarify that none of my social media accounts were or are hacked and are being handled by me personally. Kindly refrain from believing or sharing claims that state otherwise! Thanks.”
Meanwhile, Zaira has also deleted all her photos that signified her association with Bollywood from Instagram.