Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday supported the decision of national award winner actor Zaira Wasim to disassociate from the field of acting.
National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar taking to micro blogging site twitter said “Who are any of us to question @ZairaWasimmm’s choices? It’s her life to do with as she pleases. All I will do is wish her well & hope that what ever she does makes her happy.”
The 18-year-old actor had said she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion.
Former bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal said he respected Wasim’s decision and wished her luck.
In a tweet former topper of IAS Faesal said “I always respected @ZairaWasimmm’s decision to be an actor.
Perhaps no other Kashmiri has achieved such an iconic status, such success and fame, at such a young age. And today, as she quit the industry, I have no choice but to respect her decision. Wish her luck”.
Zaira, a Kashmir girl, rose to fame with her debut in Aamir Khan’s film Dangal (2016). She won a number of awards including a Filmfare Award and a National Film Award–National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by Ram Nath Kovind in 2017.
The child actress again proved her acting skills when she took up the lead role in Secret Superstar.
However, in a surprising move, the National Award-winning actress Zaira Wasim on Sunday announced her “disassociation” from the field of acting, saying she was not happy with the line of work citing that it interfered with her faith and religion. In a detailed post on her Facebook page, which she later shared across all social media platforms, the Kashmiri-born star said she realised “though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here”.