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Raveena Tandon Calls Zaira Wasim 'Ungrateful Two-film-old Who Should've Exited Gracefully'

Zaira Wasim on Sunday announced her "disassociation" from the field of acting, saying she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion.


Updated:July 1, 2019, 3:31 PM IST
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Raveena Tandon Calls Zaira Wasim 'Ungrateful Two-film-old Who Should've Exited Gracefully'
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Actress Raveena Tandon Sunday took an indirect jibe at Zaira Wasim after the latter announced her "disassociation" from the field of acting because it "consistently interfered with my imaan".

Without directly naming Zaira in her tweet, Raveena said, "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."

Raveena later clarified that she understood quitting Bollywood was Zaira's personal choice but she should not be "demeaning" the Indian film industry for everyone else.

Raveen wrote: "I standby and love my industry,all the opportunities it gives to everyone. Exit is your choice,reason,by all means.Just do not demean it for everyone else.The industry where all work shoulder to shoulder,no differences,caste,religion or where you come from. #Respect #indianfilms." (sic)

Zaira rose to fame with her debut in Aamir Khan's film Dangal (2016). For her spectacular and nuanced performance, 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 on Sunday said that 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".

"Five years ago I made a decision that changed my life forever. As I stepped my foot in Bollywood, it opened doors of massive popularity for me. I started to become the prime candidate of public attention, I was projected as the gospel of the idea of success and was often identified as a role model for the youth," Wasim said in the lengthy post.

"However, that's never something that I set out to do or become, especially with regards to my ideas of success and failure, which I had just started to explore and understand," she added.

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