Raveena Tandon issues apology to Zaira Wasim, deletes ‘harsh’ tweet


Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon has deleted her ‘harsh’ tweet criticising Zaira Wasim, who decided to quit Bollywood a few days ago. Raveena said that she regretted her harsh tweet and was now deleting that social media post in light of a video broadcast by Times Now channel.

Raveena Tandon

“If this is true and the reason for her to quit,if she was or is under pressure, then I do feel sad for the girl. Was she forced into writing the long statement by radicals out of fear? She was a role model to so many youngsters with dreams and inspirations that they could achieve,” Raveena wrote on Twitter.

In her subsequent tweet, she admitted that she was ‘harsh’ on the young actress for her decision to quit Bollywood adding that she was deleting her old tweet, which had become hugely controversial. She said, “I wish her luck and strength after seeing this, I now regret my first immediate tweet after reading her statement. Maybe she was forced to write what was unacceptable to people like me who love films, cinema, the industry, that I was born into. Deleting the tweet that now sounds harsh.”


Taking objection to Zaira’s decision to quit the Hindi film industry due to her religious beliefs, Raveena had slammed the young actress by even mocking her that she was an only two-film wonder. “Doesn’t matter if two film olds are ungrateful to the industry that have given them all. Just wish they’d exit gracefully and keep their regressive views to themselves,” she had tweeted.

Raveena had come under huge criticism for hounding a young girl publicly and not respecting her choice in life.

Raveena’s new realisation has come in light of Times Now TV channel’s claims of accessing a video, which showed that Zaira was under pressure from religious leaders to leave Bollywood.

Zaira had shared a long post on Sunday announcing her shock departure from Bollywood. The young actress, who made her debut with the blockbuster Dangal, had said that her decision to quit Bollywood was after realisation that her profession was in direct clash with her faith.