National Award winning actor Zaira Wasim on June 30 announced her retirement from movies in a letter posted on Instagram that ‘’she might fit here perfectly but does not belong here’’. In the six-page letter, she says "Bollywood took me away from Islam’’ and cites the interference on her religious practices as the reason for this decision.
Wasim said that she was not truly happy with her line of work despite her fame and success. It was only while trying to adjust to the new lifestyle did she realized that her career had impacted her relationship with religion and also lost Barakah (blessing) from her life.
She said that she has taken the first step by realizing her true path and has now announced retirement from movies that she could focus on her faith. While continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my "Imaan" (faith), my relationship with my religion was threatened’’.
Wasim said the journey has been ‘’exhausting to battle my soul for so long’’ and life was too short yet too long to beat was with oneself. She heavily relies upon Allah’s mercy for help and guidance instead of valuing her own believability. ‘’In the great wisdom of Quran, I found sufficiency and peace when it acquires the knowledge of its creator, his attributes, his mercy, and his commandments’’, she added.
Zaira will next be seen in "the sky is pink", which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar in pivotal roles. The film completed shooting in March.